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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4: Harmony
Chapter 4: Harmony Harmony Results when multiple pitches sound simultaneously
Supports and enriches the melody
Adds depth and richness Chord Two or more pitches that sound at the same time Triad Basic chord in music Consists of three pitches in a specific arrangement Interval: the distance between pitches Triads consist of two intervals of a third Arpeggio Broken or staggered triad Notes of a chord played sequentially Gives sense of activity Three basic triads Tonic triad (I) Built on the first degree of the scale
Provides rest and sense of arrival Dominant triad (V) Built on the fifth degree of the scale
Tends to move to the tonic Subdominant triad (IV) Built on the fourth degree of the scale
Tends to move toward the dominant Chord progression The purposeful movement of chords Bass line often emphasizes harmonic movement Consonance Chords that sound agreeable and stable Sense of rest Dissonance Chords that sound discordant, tense, and unstable Momentum ...
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- Summer '08