BTEC Level 3 Music Technology
Unit 14:
Listening Skills for Music Technologists.
By the end of todays session you
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Name 3 Musical Components

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Describe 3 Musical Components

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What will you be doing in this
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Researching recordings in different styles
Analysing the Musical Comp...
Musical Components
BPM

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Rhythm

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Melody

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Harmony

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Texture

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Articulation

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Tempo

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Rhythm

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Length of notes

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Number of notes

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Speed of notes

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Space between notes
Melody
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Main focus of a piece

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Played by a lead instrument (e.g vocals)

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Melody often includes Lyrics

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Melody Cont.
Harmony
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Two or more notes played together (e.g A
Chord)
Another performer playing the melody at a
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Dynamics
How loud or quiet a part of the music is.
Time Signatures
How many beats are being played per bar.
Task
Create a Listening Logbook.
This can be a:
a Blog, a Powerpoint presentation, a Word document, a Website,
an Excel sp...
By the end of todays session you
will be able to.

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Name 3 Musical Components

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Describe 3 Musical Components

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Unit 14 listening skills - week 1

  1. 1. BTEC Level 3 Music Technology Unit 14: Listening Skills for Music Technologists.
  2. 2. By the end of todays session you will be able to. l  Name 3 Musical Components l  Describe 3 Musical Components l  Explain how Musical Components affect a piece of music.
  3. 3. What will you be doing in this unit? l  l  l  Researching recordings in different styles Analysing the Musical Components in those recordings Completing an on-going Listening log book/ diary
  4. 4. Musical Components BPM l  Rhythm l  l  Melody l  l  Harmony l  Texture l  Articulation l  Tempo l  Timbre l  Dynamics l  Time Signatures Tempo Instructions
  5. 5. Rhythm l  Length of notes l  Number of notes l  Speed of notes l  Space between notes
  6. 6. Melody l  Main focus of a piece l  Played by a lead instrument (e.g vocals) l  Melody often includes Lyrics l  Clearer in a mix/recording l  Often the first part of a piece to be composed.
  7. 7. Melody Cont.
  8. 8. Harmony l  l  l  Two or more notes played together (e.g A Chord) Another performer playing the melody at a different pitch. Any line of music that is being played at a different pitch to the Melody
  9. 9. Dynamics How loud or quiet a part of the music is.
  10. 10. Time Signatures How many beats are being played per bar.
  11. 11. Task Create a Listening Logbook. This can be a: a Blog, a Powerpoint presentation, a Word document, a Website, an Excel spreadsheet. It must include: l  The date/time you listened to the music l  How the music was discovered/where you accessed it l  The Genre of Music l  3 Musical Components featured in the piece
  12. 12. By the end of todays session you will be able to. l  Name 3 Musical Components l  Describe 3 Musical Components l  Explain how Musical Components affect a piece of music.
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