1. What is enculturation? What is musical transmission?
Transmission is often used to describe as the handing down of tradition from one person to another. It is
also passed down from one generation to the next. In the field of music, the refers
1. What is musical form?
Musical form is the component of music that specially refers to how the music is structured and shaped
over time. Form refers to the organization of the musical elements in a piece or performance. It includes
1.) How would you define the subject of musical texture?
The texture of musical texture is how music is organized into one or more simultaneously sounding parts
and the way these different parts relate to each other. The word texture is often re
1. What is a basic definition of harmony?
Harmony is defined as the simultaneous sounding of two or more pitches. It is directly related to
texture. Harmony can refer to the simultaneous combinations of tones generated by polyphony, or to
1. Why does every sound have a distinctive timbre?
Every sound has a distinctive timbre because all objects have a set of frequencies or a natural
frequency at which they vibrate. The timbre of quality of the produces sound by the vibrations tha
1. What do all melodies have in common?
Melody is the tune that our ears can hear. All melodies are composed of a phrases that creates musical thoughts.
They are non-verbal and often abstract. Often times melodies are like a story but at times d
1. How are music and memory closely linked to individual and collective identity?
Memory makes us who we are. They are based on remembrance of past events, people,and places.
Music is taught using memory-aiding devices such as staff notation and
1. How do the activities and beliefs surrounding the performance of music give us a window into
the workings of an entire culture?
Activities and beliefs give us a window into the workings of an entire culture by music being the one of
1. What are some of the meaning, roles, and functions of music differ markedly from culture to
In different cultures music has a different meaning. For some cultures the meaning of music is to
express their feelings, and in some they us
1.) Define the term rhythm as it is used in music.
Rhythm in music involves the pattern of sounds in time. It can be viewed as the duration of a whole
piece of performance. Rhythm can also be defined as the smaller patterns and durations of anim