Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elementsare pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associatedconcepts tempo, meter,and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. Theword derives from Greekμουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses").
Sound is created when an object vibrates. Thesevibrations are perceived by our ears and then sentto our brain. Our brain in turn analyzes thesesignals and lets us know what type of sound we arehearing (i.e. an alarm clock ringing, a car hornblaring, etc.). Music is differentiated from othersounds because it has certain qualities. When youlisten to a piece of music, youll notice that it hasseveral different characteristics; it may be soft orloud, slow or fast, combine different instrumentsand have a regular rhythmic pattern. All of theseare known as the "elements of music."
Beat and Meter - In order to define meter, lets first definebeats. Beats give music its regular rhythmic pattern. Beatsare grouped together in a measure; the notes and restscorresponds to a certain number of beats. Meter refers torhythmic patterns produced by grouping together strongand weak beats. Meter may be in duple (2 beats in ameasure), triple (3 beats in a measure), quadruple (4 beats ina measure) and so on.
Dynamics - Dynamics are abbreviations or symbolsused to signify the degree of loudness or softness of apiece of music. It also indicates whether there is achange in volume.
Harmony - In general, harmony refers to the combination of notes (orchords) played together and the relationship between a series of chords.But to give you a better understanding of harmony, lets first definemelody. Melody refers to the tune of a song or piece of music. It iscreated by playing a series of notes one after another. Harmonyaccompanies and supports the melody. It is created by playing a group ofnotes (either simultaneously or as broken chords) behind the melodythus giving it musical texture.
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abbreviations or symbols used to signify the degree of loudness or softness of a piece of music. It also indicates whether there is a change in volume. Harmony Dynamics Beat and Meter
Match Column A to Column Bgive music its regular rhythmic pattern Harmonyabbreviations or symbols used to signifythe degree of loudness or softness of a pieceof music. It also indicates whether there is a Dynamicschange in volume.refers to the combination of notes (orchords) played together and the relationshipbetween a series of chords. Beatmay be in duple (2 beats in a measure), Metertriple (3 beats in a measure), quadruple (4beats in a measure) and so on.