The Elements of Music

ELEMENTS OF MUSIC- The essential ingredients of music that, when combined, cause music to sound particular, unique, and idiosyncratic. Music of different historic time periods and different cultures vary according to the application of musical elements.

RHYTHM - Sonic action in time. Or, the arrangement of durational sonic patterns or tone lengths that fall on or between a "beat".

MELODY- A series of individual pitches one occuring after another in order that the composite order of pitches constitutes a recognizable entity. Melody is the horizontal aspect of music.

HARMONY- (1) The procedure by which chords of music are constructed and (2) the system by which one chord follows another chord in time. To make harmony distinct from "interval", harmony is the simultaneous occurance of THREE or more tones. (Scd92)

TIMBRE - The quality of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume. Tone color is determined by the loudness of individual harmonics or partials within a single tone.

INSTRUMENTS - Music instruments are the "sound colors" of music, which are perceived by the ear, analogous to colors in the color spectrum, which are perceived by the eye.

DYNAMICS - Gradations of amplitude (louds and softs) in music

TEMPO - The rate of speed of a composition or a section of a composition which is measured by the number of beats-per-minute. Metronome markings are used to indicate tempo; e. g. 60 beats-per-minute is "slow" while 120 beats-per- minute is "fast".

METER - The basic scheme of note values and accents which remains unaltered throughout a composition or a section of a composition which serves as a basic skeleton for rhythm and represented in notation as a fraction: 4/4, 3/4, et al.

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Divine Grace said...

I learned that using these elements make your music sound more graceful and better than usual you SING A SONG...

Divine Grace said...

I learned that using these ELEMENTS of MUSIC ... you can improve your way of SIGNING! ... the way you use MUSIC!

kennie said...

eLements of music is very important in making a song ......^_^HeheHe

Brendon Yap said...

elements of musics are very important especially in music . these elements of music makes the song even better.

radzpe said...

every elements of music plays an important part in music..... and without them music will be ugly to hear............AMEN 0:)

Alexander said...

.....elements is important to create a song because with out it the song is ugly to hear....hope yuor kind consideration

kimberly cabigon said...

>>i learn about elements because it makes the muic beautiful safe and sound..and without elements the muic will sooo ugly..

Alexander said...

....i learn that when we use the elements of music we can create a perfect song and it helps us to being guide to create a music....hope your kind consideration.....

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