MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll
Fundamentals of Music
Basic Elements <ul><li>Musical terminology and Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The three major elements of music (any idi...
Basic Elements <ul><li>Melody </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A series of notes which express a musical idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Musical Terms <ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A series of pitches dividing the octave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E...
Musical Terms <ul><li>Measures  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>small equal units of a piece (composition) usually containing 2-8 be...
Musical Terms <ul><li>Chords  (harmony was 2 or more notes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chords have 3 or more notes occurring at...
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  1. 1. MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll
  2. 2. Fundamentals of Music
  3. 3. Basic Elements <ul><li>Musical terminology and Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The three major elements of music (any idiom) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rhythm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sometimes you can tell a song just by the rhythm </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Elements <ul><li>Melody </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A series of notes which express a musical idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note - the sound and symbol for a pitch. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A melody always includes a rhythm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Harmony </li></ul><ul><ul><li>two or more different notes sounding at the same time. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Musical Terms <ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A series of pitches dividing the octave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>European is DO RE ME FA SOL LA TI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Octave </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An entirely consonant harmony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics shows us that 2x’s the number of vibrations results in an octave higher. These pitches, no matter how high or low, share the same note name. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Scale divided into 12 equal parts. African scales differed according to region, but none divided it the same as Europeans. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results: Traditional African scales were not playable on European instruments so Africans generally assimilated European scales with African rhythms. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Musical Terms <ul><li>Measures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>small equal units of a piece (composition) usually containing 2-8 beats. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Progression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flow of harmony to a resting point </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Musical Terms <ul><li>Chords (harmony was 2 or more notes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chords have 3 or more notes occurring at the same time that have a harmonic relationship. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improvisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instantaneous creation of melody harmony and/or rhythm </li></ul></ul>

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