What is music? Music is the deliberate organization of sounds by people for other people to hear.
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1 What is music?Music is the deliberate organization of sounds by people for other people to hear.
2 Melody, rhythm and harmony •These are the three basic elements composers use to organize and express their ideas.
3 MelodyPitched sounds arranged in musical time in accordance with given cultural conventions and constraints.Uses various combinations of steps, leaps and repeated notes
4 Elements of melody Pitch – highness or lowness of a note Interval – The distance between any two pitchesPhrase – A musical statement generally longer than a motif, but shorter than a periodDynamics – loudness or softness of a note
5 Rhythm Beat – pulse of the music Rhythms – subdivision of the beat Measures – a grouping of beats, a way in which rhythms are organizedMeter – number and length of beats within each measureSyncopation – Accented notes that do not fall on the downbeat or strong beat of the measureTempo – speed, the number of beats per minute
6 Harmony A combination of melody and its accompaniment Scales – group of notes arranged in a specific intervallic sequenceChord – formed when three or more different notes sound at the same timeCadence – Conclusion to a phrase, section or piece of music based on a melodic formula, harmonic progression or dissonance resolutionTexture – describes the way in which different musical sounds are combined