HISTORY OF JAZZ LECTURE 1

HISTORY OF JAZZ LECTURE 1 - HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POP LECTURE...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POP LECTURE 1 ELEMENTS OF MUSIC sound – vibration of a physical medium perceived by the ear frequency-   speed of vibration measured in cycles per second-cps, or hertz  amplitude – height of wave noise – irregular vibration tone – regular vibration 3 characteristics of tone 1. pitch  – related to frequency- highness or lowness –high or low notes etc. interval- distance between two pitches  octave- magic interval –a note is an octave higher if it is twice the frequency of the  lower note- ratio 2/1- likewise a note is an octave lower if it is half the frequency of the  higher note consonance – when notes blend well together dissonance when note clash various degrees of consonance and dissonance Pythagoras – ancient Greek –had system from consonant to dissonant-  octave-2/1 5 th  -3/2 4 th  -4/3 3 rd  – 5/4  2. dynamics – related to amplitude – loudness –loud or soft etc
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

HISTORY OF JAZZ LECTURE 1 - HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POP LECTURE...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online