Notating silence composers use rests to indicate silence Notating meter the

Notating silence composers use rests to indicate

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Notating silence: composers use rests to indicate silence Notating meter: the time signature indicates the meter of a piece of music Appears at the beginning of the piece, and it is marked again when the meter changes Written as two numbers, one above the other: top number: how many beats per measure bottom number: what type note counts 1 beat
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Part I Melody and Harmony
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Melody Melody is a series of single notes that add up to a recognizable whole. Begins, moves, and ends. Made of phrases or parts. Cadence at the end.
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Harmony Harmony: the way chords are constructed and how they follow each other Chord: 3 or more tones sounded at once chord is simultaneous tones melody is a series of individual tones Chord progression: how chords follow each other Chopin Prelude
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Harmony Consonance and Dissonance: stable, restful chords are consonant unstable, tense chords are dissonant Consonance vs dissonance Resolution: movement away from a dissonance, towards a consonance Example: Chopin Prelude ending A triad is the simplest, most basic chord made up of 3 notes noted on 3 adjacent lines or spaces
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Part I Key
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Key Key . Centering of a melody or harmony around a central note Scales are comprised of whole steps and half steps occurring in a predetermined order Major scale: bright, happy Minor scale: dark, sad Key signature determined by the key Modulation: shift from one key to another within the same movement
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Part I Musical Texture
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