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Harmony and rhythm. Voice leading and cadences. Music theory can be a complex subject. Ask anything you need to know about it here.
You can get very good books on music theory in most bookstores or music stores... perhaps even the library. Music theory is not easy, however it is something you can teach yourself. You need a keyboard or something for note playing, but mostly, it's reading. You also need blank music sheets. You may…
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Music is very influential in our world. Whithout it, our lives would be very different. It can influence us by making us feel positive and happy, sad, or somewhere in between, depending on the song and/or the effectiveness of the lyrics.
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Music as it pertains to life is quite simple. It is only a way to express yourself and in some cases a way to learn how to express yourself. The way I look at this, music can be used in many different ways. Our ear is directed to it; it likes the sound. Some music can be hurtful to man kind diffren…
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The regular pulse in music is the Rhythm. Rhythm is also referred to as Beat. A Beat, or rhythm, is the steady, regularly repeated pattern of movement or sound in music, the pattern of repeated stressed pulses. Rhythm is often confused with a different concept, tempo. Tempo is merely the speed of …
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INCLUDE CLOSE TO 100 MUSICIANS Depending on the piece played, I would say that symphonies would tend to have anything between 60 to 80 players, and late romantic music such as Wagner (especially when he wrote music for 18 anvils, and special instruments such as the "Wagner Tuba") could have anything…
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The difference is in the 3rd key on the scale. that 3rd gives a happier sound to the major scale.
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Answer You are referring to the syllables used in "solfege", the system of sight-singing and singing practice. The syllables are do (pronounced dough), re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti (sometimes the last is si instead of ti). Think of "Doe, a Deer" from The Sound of Music. The syllables relate to eac…
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An augmented triad is made of two major thirds, and is the only triad not found in a diatonic scale. For example, the chord could be made of C natural, E natural, and G sharp.
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An object (as a knife for ex.) with a thin edge.
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F diminished 7, B diminished 7, D diminished 7, and G# diminished 7 will all have these same four notes. F diminished ( Fdim ) It's actually an F whole diminished 7th chord. It would be an F diminished chord if there were no 'd' in the cord. Also, the correct way to spell the chord would actually be…
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Timbre is what allows you to tell a piano from a trumpet, or a person's voice from a drum. It's tone color. It is independent from pitch, which is the frequency at which an object vibrates to create sound.
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The key signature is E flat major, which is also, C minor, the relative minor of E flat major. You can find out what flat key signature you're in by finding the second to last flat (in this case E flat). It is the major version of that key signature!
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In Music: It is a tempo that is slightly slower than Allegro but faster than Andante.
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It traditionally means that they have either killed 3 people or have lost 3 loved ones. In the latin community it usually means u belong to the gang sur 13 ( dont know who they are look em up) 1 dot below the right eye and 3 on the left.
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because people are generally sheeple and the need to belong to a group and establish a self image is especially important in emerging adults and so they will listen to the music their friends like or the music of people they want to identify with. If rap music was generally considered for old people…
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it makes the note a half step higher
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the answer is 8
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A double sharp raises the note one whole tone.
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D flat, B double sharp, E triple flat.
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I think television affects us in many ways. You try to associate yourself with the program
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"Homophony" refers to the texture of a piece of music. It means that there are two or more parts that move together in harmony to create chords. An example would be a typical four-part hymn. This is the opposite of "polyphony," where each part moves independently (as in a Bach fugue). To define te…
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A chord is formed when multiple pitches (notes on a musical instrument) are placed together on a staff (a sheet of music). Chords come in a lot of different varieties, including (but not limited to): Major chords, minor chords, diminished chords, augmented chords, seventh chords, and Neapolitan cho…
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A dotted half note is a note with three counts. The dot adds the extra count.a note that consists of three beats in a measure.
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There are thirteen notes in an octave.
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1. A Leitmotif in music is a recurring melodic phrase used to suggest a character, thing, or idea. It accompanies each reappearance of a particular character, or its sounding may suggest a particular allusion, situation or theme in the background. 2. In the literary sense, a Leitmotif may be an oft…
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Tempo di valse is a common tempo used in waltz arrangements. It indicates to the conductor that the piece should be conducted in 2. For example, making three quarter time into six eighths. Ultimately, it does not create much of a variance, but it is a heads up. 3 -> 6 when in Tempo di Valse (in …
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Happy BirthdaySampaguitaLupang Hinirang
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a moderately quick tempo.
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odureif you're in chorus it is unis. or (in) unison.
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in music we call this "pitch"in science we call it "frequency"
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When changing from chord to chord or to a different way to carry the beat in a song, if you do it subtley or without a lot of notice it can be determined smooth. The hook in a song can be done with a lot of percussion, or hardly noticeable; that would be smooth also. Jimmy Hedrix was a heavy rock mu…
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well, usually the key tones are the same... but if they were different you could definitely find out the tone of the keys and play simple songs.
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A canon is a song in which different parts, starting at different times, sing the same thing and do not repeat. A round is a song in which different parts start at different times but sing the same thing multiple times.
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A double bar with dots is a repeat sign. It means go back to the beginning and play the whole section again. If the dots are on the left of the lines go either back to the beginning or look for one before that one with dots on the right of the lines. You repeat the section and then continue on.
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Capriccio is a music term that means "lively in irregular form". It is usually a lighthearted piece with a joyous theme.
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Music theory was never "discovered". It has been developed over time from the roots and beginnings hundreds of years ago.
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In 1972, after 15 years of research Prof. Anne Kilmer (professor of Assyriology, University of California, and a curator at the Lowie Museum of Anthropology at Berkeley) transcribed one of the oldest known pieces of music notation in the world. Clay tablets relating to music, containing the cuneifor…
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piu mosso
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there are Several depending on context: piu mosso = more motion. gen. interpreted as being 'faster' accelerando = getting faster (but gradually) doppio movimento = doubly fast. a change in metronome marking from a slower M.M to a faster M.M. or simply, "Faster". Also, a sudden jump to another t…
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Medieval (c.1150 - c.1400) Renaissance (c.1400 - c.1600) Baroque (c.1600 - c.1750) Classical (c.1750 - c.1830) Early Romantic (c.1830 - c.1860) Late Romantic (c.1860 - c.1920) Post 'Great War' Years (c.1920 - Present)
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It depends on what instrument you are talking about and what exactly you mean by the word "notes". I play piano and the notes are A B C D E F G. Overall in music, notes tell the musician what pitches to play to make a song. But like I said, it depends on the instrument. A B C D E F and G with the f…
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The notes in music mean that sounds are happening. Rests in music are periods of strategically placed silences in between the notes.
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The solfege syllables were originally developed by the 11th century music theorist Guido of Arezzo, and was modified by Giovanni Battista Doni.
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Harmonic perception is how one person receives musical language. Chords can be perceived as having different harmonic functions to different people for example.
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pig-apir is a Muslim dance, its a female dance while preparing for the food.
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There have been several figures throughout history that contributed to theorizing music.
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It can be either music having two melodies played together independently or can be one melody in one part and another part imitating it.
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Solfege syllables (as made famous to the general public by The Sound of Music) are as follows: Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si (Ti) In "movable do" the syllables refer to scale degrees. Therefore, in a B Flat Major Scale (Bflat, C, D, Eflat, F, G, A, Bflat) Bflat would be considered "Do" since it is t…
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It's c minor (b-flat, e-flat, and a-flat), but in the harmonic form, so the seventh note (b-flat) is raised to a b-natural. That's why there seems like there should be a b-flat, but there isn't.
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it is a group of people who play instruments, who work together to play music.There is 4 different areas of a orchestra, it's the woodwind section, the string section, the brass section and the percussion section.Here is afew examples:Woodwind: Saxaphone, clarinet, flute/piccalo, bassoon, oboeBrass:…
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Do you mean rhythms? You can combine different note values to get different rhythms. For example, in 4/4 time, You can use a quarter note, two eight notes, and a half note in one measure. There are tons of possibilities... try finding more!
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The steps in a major scale can be numbered from 1 to 8. The "do re mi" solfege system coincides with the steps of a major scale in the same way: 1 do 2 re 3 mi 4 fa 5 so 6 la 7 ti 8 do As the first and last notes of a major scale are the same (only an octave apart), so is the solfege syllab…
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Musical syllables are what we call the so-fa syllables in music. "Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do" It signifies the notes on music.
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A tone generator function or software synthesizer plug-in can be used to generate specific frequencies or notes.
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That depends on whether it's a conventional scale or a different type of scale like a pentatonic scale [which ironically has 3 tones]. Most scales, from Do to Do, have five tones. For those who don't learn notes as do, re and mi, I mean from C to C etc. Oh, and also, I'm not sure why you specified …
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They are called solfège. They can also be called sol-fa syllables. It is the do re mi fa sol la ti do.
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andante con moto means moderately slow, walking, with motion. this question is in the grade 3 music theory in practice book on page 37, exercise 32, question (f)(i). hope i helped. i will try to answer some other music theory questions on this website so ask as many as you like and i will answer the…
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B Major "Bm" would make it B Minor... B minor Si menor H-moll
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There are 16 semiquavers in a semibreve. A minim is worth two beats and a semibreve is worth four beats. So, a minim should be worth half of what a semibreve is worth. The answer is 8.
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whole pack 5\4 4\4 3\4 2\4 1\4
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Whole rest, half rest, dotted half rest, quarter rest, dotted quarter rest, eighth rest, and dotted eighth rest are just some of the many rests.
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A dotted half note will always get three beats because a dote adds half the value of the note to the note. So a half note = 2 beats, 1/2 of 2 = 1, so 2+1=3. If you are in 4/4, it equals three beats. If you are in3/4, it equals three. 2/4 and 2/2 cannot have a dotted half note because the value is to…
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a crotchet is a note played for one quarter of the duration of a whole note
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Flat has many meanings and definitions. As observed in dictionaries, flat means: lying at full length or spread out upon the ground : prostrate utterly ruined or destroyed resting with a surface against something having a continuous horizontal surface being or characterized by a horizontal line or …
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Sofa history can be traced back to ancient Egypt of around 2000 BC, but the true sofa was invented in the end of the 16th to the early 17th century.
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Treble ClefE C A F  Bass Clef GECA  Alto Clef FDBG  Tenor Clef DBGE
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Two: the half steps (semitones) in a major scale occur between the 3rd and 4th notes and the 7th and 8th notes. The remainder are whole steps (tones).
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the way the music has been made up
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it means that the music with fade away slowly attack means when it ends suddenly!
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All notes look similar. The difference is the line or space it is placed on and its stem.
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A song called "Trees" published in 1922 has these credits: words - Joyce Kilmer, music - Oscar Rasbach. Although, the ASCAP Song Database now lists the composers as Joyce Kilmer and Mark Andrews. I know of only one instance of it being recorded, and that is on a Capitol records album out of the 19…
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Fugues and Masses (especially Bach)
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In 4/4 time a dotted half note would be held for 3 beatsIn 6/8 it is held for 6 beatsIn 3/4 it is held for 3 beats
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The theories of music you refer to are the many sets of rules and facts in music that together make what we call Music Theory.
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A natural sign is used to cancel a sharp or a flat. An image can be found if you follow the following link:http://z.about.com/d/musiced/1/0/Q/6/naturalsign.jpg
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In music, when you see the flat sign (it looks like a lowercase "b"), it simply means to lower the given pitch one half step. On the piano this would be the key directly to the left of the given note.
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Tchaikovsky started studying piano at the age of 4, and by the age of 7 he could read music as well as his teachers. He entered the St. Petersberg Conservatory at the age of 22, so that may be the beginning of his formal study of theory. It's hard to imagine, though, that such a precocious child wou…
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Generally, augmentation means to enlarge. In music theory, augmentation can be applied both to note values (time/duration) and to intervals (pitch relationship between to pitches). When you augment a note value you increase the duration of the note (the time you hold the note) over its previous valu…
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it is shown as ff in music and means very loud
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The decimal value of the half note would depend on two things in the time signature: 1. The value of a whole note, denoted by the bottom number in the signature. 2. The number of beats, denoted by the top number in the signature.Let n be the value of a half-note as the length of a measure. Thenn = (…
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china people think china invented the sofa but what people dont know is the Chinese killed furk king to own rights to the sofa. but they also were the first gays which is where charlie rolls came from
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The time signature, also known as meter signature or bar signature is a notational convention used in musical notation to say how many beats are in each measure and which note constitutes one beat. In a musical score, the time signature appears at the beginning of the piece.
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It is SO-FA syllables.
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I believe one would be pythagora's theory, sorry I may have mispelled that!
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