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How to understand music


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Music? The kind of art unfolding in time, the main means of expressiveness in it? Sounds of different heights and timbres. It is often called the language of the soul for universality and accessibility to the understanding of most people.

However, in order to understand a work of this kind, it is required to know the basics of its structure.



Main characteristics of music in orderIncreasing complexity? Rhythm, pitch and timbre. The first item is of the same nature as the time of day, season, heart rate, step and other cyclic operations. That's why when recording music in the studio, the rhythm section is first written? Percussion and bass instruments.

Rhythm and pitch of sound? It is already a melody, something more developed. And with the addition of timbres of different instruments, a real professional arrangement appears.

Timbre - from the French? Paint? - The specific tone of the instrument or voice. It can be cold, transparent, dense, sonorous, with overtones or subtones, shrill, melodious, dry, etc.


By changing the tempo, rhythm,Sound and timbre music causes in our minds associations with this or that state: anxiety, sadness, bitterness, aggression, joy, triumph. Thus, depending on the nature of the music (quick major dance music with virtuosic rhythmic drawing or slow minor, with a measured rhythm), we experience different emotions (excitement and fun or anguish, as if burying a loved one).

The cold sounds of a flute can cast memoriesAbout the night coolness, the moonlight. Often, she is entrusted with a party depicting loneliness, confusion. Pizzicato strings are like a creeping man, a secret approach of something huge. A unique association is associated with the voice of each instrument.


The name of a piece of music can alsoTo suggest what the composer wanted to say. Audio means can describe a state or event. Music with a specific genre name is called programmatic and includes such varieties as: opera, ballet, symphony, symphonic picture, song, dance, cycle, sonata. In non-program works there are no direct indications of the state or emotions that you must experience, so the space for flying fantasies is wider.


Listen to music of different genres, analyzeInstrumental composition, harmonic and melodic structure, size, tonality, harmony. It is useful to listen to the piece, holding the score before your eyes and following the development.

How to understand music Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Quowuesz
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