- Duration is the length of sounds and silences and the use of different rhythm patterns (long or short).
- Form is what holds the components of a musical piece into a cohesive whole.
- Loudness is the how loud or soft the sound is.
- Pitch is a part of sound that is caused by the frequency. It can be high or low and singular or simultaneous.
- Rhythm is the arrangement of sounds and silence in the stream of time.
- Style is the mode of presentation, construction, or execution of basic components of sound according to its function or cultural dimensions (popular, jazz, classical...).
- Texture is the structure or pattern of the sounds. It is the linear or vertical properties of the density of a musical composition.
- Timbre is the quality or tone color of the sound. It is what enables us to identify sounds with their source. Flute or clarinet...
- Rhythm and Pitch are the two primary dimensions in music.
- Rhythm and Pitch in Music Cognition research .pdf file
- Music Cognition Research Center references for books and list of scholarly journals on music congnition.
- Listen to music and identify different elements.
- Respond to music students listen to in journals with their personal response to the music and what elements they believe caused that reaction.
- Create a class list (play list) of music the class has evaluated or to study to or to ...
- Create a piece of music.
- Make a list that describes different styles of music and what is similar and different between the different styles.
- Listen to a piece of music and write the emotions and feelings that you have from listening to the piece.
- Listen to music and identify different elements.
Music elements Checklist
|Pitch||Identifies high and low pitch and the effect it has on the listeners|
|Duration||Identifies lengths of sound, silence and the effect they have on the listeners|
|Loudness||Identifies loud and soft sounds and how it affects the meaning of the music to the listeners|
|Timbre||Identifies possible sources of sounds or describes what a sound sounds like and the effect it might have on the listeners|
|Texture||Identifies patterns of sound and how they fit or do not fit together and the effect each might have on the listeners|
|Form||Remarks on how a piece does or doesn't fit together|
|Style||Identifies styles of music and different pieces of music with similar or different styles.|
Music elements rubric
|Pitch||Identifies high and low pitch.||Describes how high and low pitch fit within a piece and the effects they can haves on the listener.||Uses pitch changes in the creation of an original piece.|
|Duration||Identifies lengths of sound and silence.||Describes how lengths of sound and silence fit within a piece and the effects they can have on the listeners.||Uses duration in the creation of an original piece.|
|Loudness||Identifies loud and soft sounds.||Describes how loud and soft sounds fit within a piece and how it effects the meaning of the music to the listeners.||Uses changes in loudness in the creation of an original piece.|
|Timbre||Identifies possible sources of sounds or describes what a sound sounds like.||Describes how different sounds combine to create a piece of music and describes the effect it might have on the listeners||Chooses timbre for a particular purpose when creating an original piece.|
|Texture||Identifies patterns of sound and how they fit or do not fit together and the effect each might have on the listeners.||Explains patterns of sound and how they fit or do not fit together and the effect each might have on the listeners.||Chooses texture for a particular purpose when creating an original piece.|
|Form||Remarks on how a piece does or doesn't fit together||Explains how a piece fits or does not fit together and the effect its form might have on the listeners.||Creates a form for a particular purpose when creating an original piece.|
|Styleh||Identifies styles of music and different pieces of music with similar or different styles.||Compares and contrasts styles of different pieces of music and what effect the major characteristics can have on the listener.||Can describe how and why they did or did not use a style when creating their original piece.|
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