Basic Music Concepts
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linear sequence of pitches that move up, down, or remain the same; often referred to as the "tune"
occurs when two or more sounds are played simultaneously
controlled movement of music in time, created by sounds and silences
recurring, consistent pulse of music
organization of rhythm in time: duple (2), triple (3), quadruple (4); grouping of sounds and silences, either accented or unaccented, creating the feelings of 'movement'
amount of time a sound or silences lasts, indicated by various note value durations and rest symbols
the unique sound, or tone quality, of an instrument or voice; "the color of the sound"
- musical characteristics eliciting a variety of aesthetic responses from the listeners (dynamics, articulation, tempo)
varying levels of loud and soft
the emphasis, continuity, or transition between single or multiple notes/sounds
speed of the underlying beat, from very fast to very slow
overall structure of a piece of music (A, AB, ABA, ABACADA, AA'A''A''')