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Prominence of Melody
Some melodies are heard above the accompaniment patterns while some melodies may just be part of the total fabric of the sound.
repeated phrase with or without embellishment, parallel period, contrasting period, and Independent phrases which are often placed in a Through-Composed form.
Simultaneous combination of pitches wither consonant to give the listener a sense of repose or dissonant to give an impression of tension.
Patterns of two chords which appear at the ends of phrases some complete and some incomplete.
Shonberg, without tonality, all 12 notes of western music are equally treated without any focus on one tonal center over another.
Structure of music which may be perceived on different levels ranging from the development of tiny motives to the scheme of large independent sections.
Sectional Form (Song Form)
Music constructed out of distinct sections
AB = Binary Form
ABA = Ternary Form
Structure consisting of a theme and a series of variations on it usually A A' A" A'" etc.
Early Secular Music
Non-sacred music initially generated by oral tradition, developed in 12th and 13th centuries
Middle Ages - music characterized by intellectual type of polyphony. Working out each line independently-combined various languages
Revival of interest in the philosophy and arts of ancient Greece and Rome. HUMANISM
The Baroque Period
derived from the Portugese word "baroco" which means balance and symmetry. Fondness for the large and grandiose, Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo, Major and Minor, solid tonal center, modulation techniques, Terraced Dynamics
Age of Reason and Enlightenment. Reason not with was the new beacon. Sonata, Rondo, Theme, Variation, Scherzo
Levels of Music Listening
sonic background, enhance the action in a motion picture, work songs, dance songs, music which enriches emotional and intellectual satisfaction
Improvement of Listening Skills
attend concerts and write brief reviews for yourself, keep an open mind, develop musical memory, listen for structural detail, expressive impact and composer's intent
Ladderlike succession f ascending and descending half step and whole step pitches in the context of an octave
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