What makes music….music? There is no right or wrong answer….but there are a few things that we can talk about that are found in all music
How does music enhance our lives? • Allows the musician to express himself/herself • Allows the listener an “emotional” response • Adds to movies, television and other media forms • Communicates ideas • Can aid in creating mood
How do we LISTEN to music? • Levels of attentiveness (be able to define and give examples) • Oblivious listening……define and give examples • Casual listening • Sensuous listening • Perceptive listening
Listening Activity Listen to an excerpt from John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post March” and tell what kind of listener you would be!!! Page 52 in your text!!
Intervals and scales • Listening example: • Harry Connick Jr. Scales– sequence of tones arranged in rising pitches…. Intervals—the distance between two tones….. Harry Connick Jr.
Elements of Music • PITCH • MELODY • HARMONY • TEMPO • DYNAMICS • RHYTHM • FORM • TIMBRE & TEXTURE
PITCH IS SOUND!!!! PITCH….SOUND!!!! MELODY A LOGICAL SUCCESSION OF MUSICAL TONES HARMONY TWO OR MORE PITCHES SOUNDING TOGETHER Melody and Harmony OFF TO THE MUSIC LAB!!
TEMPO AND DYNAMICS • Tempo how fast or slow the music is!! • Let's go to the Music LAB.... • Dynamics is how loud or soft the music is!! • pp pianissimo….very soft • p piano…..soft • mf mezzoforte….medium • f forte……loud • ff fortissimo….very loud
MUSICAL FORM Form is how we organize sound. Just as you can see forms with your eyes, you can hear forms with your ears. When you are able to hear patterns in music, you are beginning to understand form. FUGUERONDOTHEME AND VARIATIONSSONATA
TEXTURE AND TIMBRE • Texture is the way music is layered….. • Can be described as “thick”, “thin” –ANY OTHERS??? • Timbre is the unique sound of an instrument • Your voice • Clarinets and flutes