Book. The Music Sound
A guide for music: compositions, events, forms, genres, groups, history,
industry, instruments, language, live music, musicians, songs, musicology,
techniques, terminology , theory, music video.
Music is a human activity which involves
structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic,
entertainment, or ceremonial purposes.
The traditional or classical European aspects of music often listed are those
elements given primacy in European-influenced classical music: melody, harmony,
rhythm, tone color/timbre, and form. A more comprehensive list is given by
stating the aspects of sound: pitch, timbre, loudness, and duration.
Common terms used to discuss particular pieces include melody, which is a
succession of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord, which is a simultaneity
of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord progression, which is a succession of
chords (simultaneity succession); harmony, which is the relationship between two
or more pitches; counterpoint, which is the simultaneity and organization of
different melodies; and rhythm, which is the organization of the durational
aspects of music.
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