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					Elements of Music



The main elements of music are:
    Melody, Rhythm, Meter,
 Texture, Dynamics and Tempo
             Melody




A melody is a series of pitches
that moves higher or lower or
      stays the same.
                Rhythm




 A rhythm is a series of sounds
that are long and short. A beat
       is a steady pulse.
              Meter

   2           3           4
   4           4           4

 Meter is the way the beats are
grouped. Duple meter (2 beats)
   or triple meter (3 beats).
   Texture




  Texture is the amount of
instruments or the variety of
    instruments you hear.
     Dynamics
                            mezzo piano
              piano
pianissimo
                                medium
very            soft            soft
soft

mezzo forte     forte         fortissimo
medium                           very
                 loud
loud                             loud



        Dynamics of music are the
      levels of sound from very soft
               to very loud.
               Tempo



very fast
               quickly
                                  medium speed


Tempo is the
speed of the
   music.         walking speed
                                     very slow

				
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