Chapter 4: Harmony, Texture, Tonality, and
Harmony- The simultaneous sounding of different
pitches or chords
Chord- A group of pitches played and heard
Consonance- Intervals or chords that sound
relatively stable and free
Chapter 1: Rhythm , Meter, and Tempo
Rhythm- The aspect of music having to do with the
duration of notes in time.
The actual arrangement of durations (long and short notes) in
Beat- The regular pulse underlying most music.
Basic unit of measur
Chapter 3: Scales and Melody
Scale- A selection of ordered pitches that provides
the pitch material for music
Interval- The difference or distance between two
pitches, measured by the number of diatonic
scale notes between them
Octave- The interval bet
MUSC 203, Section #1 Questions
1. Define Rhythm- Refers to the actual arrangements of durations long and short notes in
a particular melody or some other musical passage.
2. Define Beat- Provide the basic unit of measurement for time in Mu
Chapter 5: Musical Form and Musical Style
Form- In music, refers to the shape, arrangement,
relationship, or organization of the various elements.
Similar to elements of poetry or a painting
Elements of form in music include: rhythm, dynamics, tone color
Chapter 2: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color
Frequency- Scientific term for the rate of sound
vibration, measured in cycles per second
Pitch- The quality of highness or lowness of
Ch. 2 cont.
Dynamics- The volume of sound, the loudness or
Each student brings a different set of experiences with reading, writing, and research to N.C.
State. Completing this writing prompt and reflecting on the experience will help me understand
you as a writer and help me determine proper English
SYLLABUS, Spring 2016
MUS 103: Music Theory I
Room: Broughton 1404 (Piano Lab) (no food or beverage ls permitted in this room)
Meeting Time: - MWF 9: 35 10: 25 .
Instructor. Dr. Christopher Reali
Ofﬁce Phone: 11/ a
1a) Music provides an emotional outlet that one could otherwise not have. Both for one needing
a way to express themselves and for one who needs to calm their emotions. Through music one
can create sounds that tell a story that
1a) The art of pansori most embodies Merriams function of contribution to the continuity and
stability of culture. With its storytelling nature in addition to the longevity of the practice, the art
has truly stood up to the test of time. It survived throu
MUS 200 (601)
The context, or social and environmental factors, in the video taken in Azerbaijan seem
to very important. We only see a glimpse into the life of Alim Qasimov and his granddaughter so
we have to pay very close attenti
1. Hugh Masekela creates incredible imagery in his song Stimela, or Coal Train. He paints
a picture of a coal train and the conditions that Africans are facing both with lyrics and
voice/instruments. He speaks of the mine workers mish mesh mush food and t
MUS 260 History of Jazz
Study Guide Exam 1
1. Discuss the details of the social, cultural, and musical atmosphere in New Orleans as well as how this
atmosphere influenced the creation of jazz.
i. The Need for Live Music during this time t
I've added notes for the people who might have trouble understanding some of the musical terms. For those who already know, just ignore it. :)
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from 'Inception' OST
Music Term Project February 2, 2008 "Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major" End-of-Term Project I unilaterally declare Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Piano Sonata in A Major" to be the Music 102 class theme song because of its inextricable association with pian