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Melody, Harmony, Form, Texture

  • Melody: the line or tune
  • Harmony: the meat that supports the melody (chords)
  • Form: the overall structure and organization of piece
  • Texture: how much stuff is going on at once

Melody, Harmony, Form, Texture

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Parameters of Music 0:20
    • Parameters of Music is Subjective
    • Melody, Harmony, Form, and Texture
  • Melody 1:30
    • The Tune, the Singable Aspect of a Work
    • The Main Line
    • Usually Smooth Line
    • Example
  • Harmony 3:31
    • The Chords
    • Harmony Supports the Melody
    • Example
  • Form 5:11
    • The Overlooked Giant of Music
    • Form is the Structure and the Glue
    • Important Developments Throughout Music History
    • Example
  • Texture 8:26
    • How Much Stuff is Going on at Once
    • 'Mono' = One Voice
    • 'Poly' = More Than One Voice
    • Number of Instruments, Octaves, Instrument Doubling
    • Example
  • Review 10:50
    • Melody, Harmony, Form, Texture
    • Identifying Melody, Harmony, Texture, and Form with Example