ELEMENTS OF MUSIC
Pitch and its physical basis in the frequency of vibration of some materialobject. This will introduce the elements of notating pitch in printed music. Theseelements include: the staff; the clefs, including the subscript; Key Signature; the"note", including sharp and flat.
G cleft in a key of C sharpG cleft in a G flat
Pitches which exist between any of the lettered tones are notated by the use of symbols called "
Rhythm can be defined as the quality of music which determines its motionthrough time. The most common notational elements used in printed music toexpress rhythm, include, the Beat, Measures, and Time Signature.
Musical Dynamics are defined here to be the intensity or volume of the soundand the changes in that intensity through time. The word "dynamic" impliesmotion or change. This bring the music alive to the listener by providingcharacter or providing a story.
- music will louder or more intense
– music will be softer or quieter