UNIT I - Class 3

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UNIT I - Class 3

  1. 1. Past/Present/Future TIME
  2. 2. Some Useful Vocabulary <ul><li>Rhythm: The temporal element of music; may be steady or unsteady, fast or slow, regular or irregular, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Beat: The “pulse”; the consistent , perceivable rate at which the music unfolds; not all music has a perceivable pulse. </li></ul><ul><li>Accent: Used to denote a musical event which is louder or somehow more prominent than the others around it. </li></ul><ul><li>Meter: Refers to the structure within which rhythm is organized when an accent occurs at regular intervals; such music is called “metric,” or “metered.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Meters: Duple vs. Triple <ul><li>Duple Meter: The measure (or bar) is organized into two <equal> beats. </li></ul><ul><li>Triple Meter: The measure (or bar) is organized into three <equal> beats. </li></ul>1-2|1-2|1-2 vs. 1-2-3|1-2-3|1-2-3
  4. 4. Types of Meters: Simple vs. Compound <ul><li>Simple Meter: The measure is broken into 2, 3 or 4 main beats. </li></ul><ul><li>Compound Meter: The measure is broken into 2, 3, or 4 main beats – each of which is comprised of 3 smaller beats . </li></ul>1-2|1-2|1-2 vs. (1-2-3)(4-5-6)|(1-2-3)(4-5-6)
  5. 5. Tempo <ul><li>Adagio Quite slow </li></ul><ul><li>Lento Slow </li></ul><ul><li>Andante Comfortable tempo – walking pace </li></ul><ul><li>Moderato Moderate – in the middle </li></ul><ul><li>Allegretto Faster but not too fast </li></ul><ul><li>Allegro Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Presto Very fast </li></ul><ul><li>Grave Slow and serious, heavy </li></ul><ul><li>Vivace Fast and lively </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pitch/Frequency
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Music is organized sound.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Edgard Varèse </li></ul>Music = Sound + Silence Time
  8. 8. For Wednesday Read: Pages 25-31 Listen to: Listening Exercise 4 Listening Exercise 5

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