MUS 115

Fall 2002

Elements of Music

Pages 1-57

 

Dynamics

·       pp/pianissimo

·       p/piano

·       mp/mezzo piano

·       mf/mezzo forte

·       f/forte

·       ff/fortissimo

·       crescendo

·       decrescendo

·       sforzando

 

 

Melody

·       Pitch

·       range

·       shape   

·       phrase

·       motive

·       cadence

·       sequence

·       theme

Interval

·       half-step

·       whole-step

·       unison

·       octave

 

 

Genre

·       Symphony

·       Concerto Grosso

·       Concerto

·       Opera

·       Program Symphony

·       Symphonic Poem

·       Lieder

 

Timbre (Tone Color)/

Instrumentation

Voice

·       soprano

·       alto

·       tenor

·       bass

Strings

·       violin, viola, cello, bass

Woodwinds

·       flute, clarinet,  oboe,

·       bassoon, saxophone

Brass

·       trumpet, french horn,

·       trombone, tuba

Percussion

·       pitched, unpitched

Other instruments

 

Harmony

·       chord

·       triad

·       scale

·       major scale

·       minor scale

·       tonic, tonality, key

·       diatonic scale

·       chromatic scale 

·       (chromaticism)

·       consonance

·       dissonance

 

Rhythm

·       beat

·       accent  

·       meter

·       measure

·       staff

·       barlines

·       syncopation

tempo

·       Grave

·       Largo

·       Adagio

·       Andante

·       Moderato

·       Allegro

·       Vivace

·       Presto  

 

Texture

·       monophonic

·       homophonic

·       polyphonic

counterpoint

contrapuntal

imitative

non-imitative

 

Form

·       repetition              

·       contrast

·       variation                 

·       theme

 

 

Emotion

·       style

·       aesthetic