Music – A Definition (this is the stuff that appears on tests!!) Music - ORGANIZED SOUND (Yeah, thats it…..nothing else!!!) ORGANIZED SOUND (Heres the catch): Able to be transmitted from one party to another, with the second party being able to produce a similar, if not exact result. Me (Las Vegas)Dave and Jeff (Chicago)
2 Components of Music PitchWhat to Play RhythmHow to Play It D sharp E G flat B Natural Blah… C Blah….. F sharp Blah….. Blah…. B flat Blah… ENOUGH ALREADY!! Quarter note Dotted Half note Sixteenth note 32 nd note Whole note Eighth note Quarter Rest PLEASE STOP!!!
- It is how PITCH and RHYTHM are arranged and presented, which determines whether something qualifies as music. So……. Does the exercise with the chair qualify as MUSIC???? YESNO
Why Chair Song Is Music How to play (RHYTHM):Tap chair three times, pause, then toss What to play (Pitch):The sound of the chair as it is tapped against the floor, the sound (or silence) as it sails through the air and the sound it makes as it crashes to the floor. This information can be sent from one place…….
……………To another Sydney, Australia (Opera House, where my friend Andrea teaches)
Review Music - Organized Sound Organized Sound - Able to be transmitted from one party to another Music = PITCH + RHYTHM Pitch – What to Play (note names/sounds) Rhythm – How to play (Note values/Lengths)