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MUSIC CLASS - Form • “Organization of Musical Elements...

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12 Bar Blues Each bar is a measure, works it’s way up & down Consonant/Consonance/Diatonic Renaissance – Palestrina – famous Renaissance composer Keys Modulation – changing of keys frequently its minor TO MAJOR Diatonic - consonant Chromatic – use of all 12 available pitches Dissonance/dissonant Charles Ives (early 20 th century composer) – Very hard to follow main melody Polytonality – two centers vying for the listener. Diatonic
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Unformatted text preview: Form • “Organization of Musical Elements in time.” – Book’s Definition • Structure or the shape of the work • Balance of unity and variety: Repetition and contrast Simple forms : Verse and Refrain Ballad Strophic Modified Strophic Don’t go searching for a mermaid if you don’t know how to swim...
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