THE ELEMENTS OF MUSIC The building blocks of music
What are the elements of music? Timbre Texture Silence Duration Pitch Dynamics Tempo Attack & Decay
Composition Task 1 • Get into groups of 3 or 4 • Each person must create a sound with their voice or body. • Draw your sounds as graphic score symbols on the graph • Combine your sounds to create a structure. • Perform your piece to the class.
Rhythm Rhythm is…….. A collection of notes with different durations. e.g. La la laaaa la la laaaaa (short) (short) (long) (short) (short) (long)
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Crotchets Quavers Minims
Question & Answer You got a detention, what was it for? I got a detention for swearing at a teacher When you got home from school, what did you do? When I got home from school I went to the park. You watched TV last night, what did you see? I watched TV last night, Eastenders was on. When you had dinner, what did you eat? When I had dinner, I had sausages and mash.
Structure Structure is……….. The order of sections in a piece of music. e.g. Verse, chorus, verse, chorus e.g. A B A
Composition You are now going to combine what you have learnt about pitch, rhythm, structure. • Get into groups of 3 • Name yourselvesA B C • Play your melodies in the following structure: • A B A C A • This is called RONDO
Instruments The four families of instruments that form the ORCHESTRA are: STRINGS BRASS WOODWIND PERCUSSION
Orchestra Horns Trombones Trumpets Tuba Clarinets Bassoons Percussion Flutes Oboes Double basses Violin 2 Viola Violin 1 Cellos Conductor