1.07 music of the world

Review Questions
1. What are the basic elements of music? The basic elements of music include Rhythm,
melody, tone color, texture, and form.
2. What is pitch? Pitch is the frequency of a sound
3. What is syncopation? What types of music use syncopation? Syncopation involves
placing emphasis on normally unemphasized beats. Some types of music that use
syncopation include rap and jazz.
4. What are three examples of forms of music? Describe each form. One form of music is a
melody and it is a series of musical notes that are strung together. Another form of music
is a harmony and a harmony has more than one pitch within the music at any given time.
Lastly a concerto is a form of music and it is a musical piece in which one instrument is
accompanied by an orchestra.
5. What is form in music? Form is the framework that the composer uses to create his or her
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Music has sometimes been referred to as a "universal language." Why has this
description been applied to music? Do you agree or disagree with this
assessment? Why? I agree with this statement because everyone can relate to a
certain piece of music and people in France could be listening to the same music to
people in America.
2. Why is musical notation important? What benefits do musicians and others receive
from being able to write down and note aspects of a musical piece? Musical
notation is important because it lets you know when and how to play a note. It also
benefits musicians because it lets them play a piece that someone else wrote.
3. In the first part of the module, we discussed how music is everywhere in society.
What are some of the ways that we use music? How do you use music in your own
life? We use music to work out, relax, concentrate and to party. I use music to help
me fall asleep as well as work out.
4. Music can help influence the mood or feeling in a place by the way in which it is
played. What is a specific example of this that you have experienced? Discuss the
experience (what was the song? how was it played? how did the mood/feeling
change?). For example, you might discuss an experience at a concert, religious
service, or another place where music played a part in creating the mood. Very fast
music and upbeat music motivates me to lift more in the gym and it gets me very
pumped during my workout as well as concentrated.
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