The Basics Of Music

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  • Music
    • Scales
      • Tonic - 1st note
      • Supertonic - 2nd note
      • Mediant - 3rd note
      • Subdominant - 4th note
      • Dominant - 5th note
      • Submediant - 6th note
      • Leading Note - 7th note
    • Cadences
      • Chord V - Chord I = PERFECT
      • Chord IV - Chord I = PLAGAL
      • Chord I, II, or IV - Chord V = IMPERFECT
      • Chord V - any chord except chord I (usually Chord VI) = INTERRUPTED
    • Texture
      • Monophonic - Everything Is the same
      • Polyphonic - Everything Is Different
      • Homophonic - Music Moves Together (Often With Chords)
      • Heterohonic - Same Melody Shared Out Amongst Different Instruments
    • What Is The Accompaniment Doing?
      • Chords?
      • Counter-Melody?
      • Call-And Response?
      • Emphasising Beats?
      • Specific Instruments?
    • What Instruments Are Playing?
      • Drums?
      • Orchestra?
        • Strings?
        • Woodwind?
        • Percussion?
        • Brass?
      • Guitar?
        • Rhythm Guitar?
        • Lead Guitar?
        • Acoustic?
        • Electric?
      • Piano/ Keyboard?
      • Synthetic Instruments?
      • Specific to Style?
        • Gamalan?
        • Lieder?
        • Bhangra?
        • Pop/ Disco?
        • American Line/ Country?
        • African A Cappella?
        • Blues/ Jazz?
        • Pop Ballard?
        • Rock?
        • Waltz?
        • Salsa?
        • Tango?
        • Irish Jig/ Reel?
        • Club Dance?
    • What Effect Does This Have On The Listener?
      • Tonality
        • Minor
          • Sadness
          • Depression
          • Loneliness
          • Negativity
        • Major
          • Happiness
          • Love
          • Warmth
          • Success
        • Atonal
          • Anger
          • Unease
          • Anxiety
          • Danger/ Threat
      • Structure
        • Ternary Form ABA
        • Binary Form AABB
        • Rondo ABACA
      • Instrumentation
        • What Instruments Are Playing?
          • Drums?
          • Orchestra?
            • Strings?
            • Woodwind?
            • Percussion?
            • Brass?
          • Guitar?
            • Rhythm Guitar?
            • Lead Guitar?
            • Acoustic?
            • Electric?
          • Piano/ Keyboard?
          • Synthetic Instruments?
          • Specific to Style?
            • Gamalan?
            • Lieder?
            • Bhangra?
            • Pop/ Disco?
            • American Line/ Country?
            • African A Cappella?
            • Blues/ Jazz?
            • Pop Ballard?
            • Rock?
            • Waltz?
            • Salsa?
            • Tango?
            • Irish Jig/ Reel?
            • Club Dance?
      • Tempo
      • Pitch
      • Articulation
      • Timbre?
      • Dynamics
    • Techniques
      • Glissando
      • Tremelo
      • Rubato
      • Improvisation
      • Pizzicato
  • Tonic - 1st note
  • Scales
    • Supertonic - 2nd note
    • Mediant - 3rd note
    • Subdominant - 4th note
    • Dominant - 5th note
    • Submediant - 6th note
    • Leading Note - 7th note
  • Chord V - Chord I = PERFECT
  • Chord IV - Chord I = PLAGAL
  • Chord I, II, or IV - Chord V = IMPERFECT
  • Chord V - any chord except chord I (usually Chord VI) = INTERRUPTED
  • Sounds Complete/ Finished
    • Used in Hymns
      • Sounds Incomplete/ Unfinished
        • Sounds... InTeRrUpTeD
          • Texture
            • Monophonic - Everything Is the same
            • Polyphonic - Everything Is Different
            • Homophonic - Music Moves Together (Often With Chords)
            • Heterohonic - Same Melody Shared Out Amongst Different Instruments

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