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Music Theory Question

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dick Quickwood, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    mel·o·dy ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ml-d)
    n. pl. mel·o·dies

    1. A pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds.
    2. Musical quality: the melody of verse.
    3. Music.
    1. A rhythmically organized sequence of single tones so related to one another as to make up a particular phrase or idea.
    2. Structure with respect to the arrangement of single notes in succession.
    3. The leading part or the air in a composition with accompaniment.
    4. A poem suitable for setting to music or singing.

    can anyone verbally explain how notes can convey an idea?
  2. defyoner

    defyoner Elite Member

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    melodic speed metal.
  3. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Junior Member

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    maybe not 'verbally' but i could probably ad lib it.
  4. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    The ideas conveyed through notes are actually musical theories. Deep, no?
  5. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

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    different melodys express different emotions or energy
  6. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    but how, melodies are not shouting that they are happy
  7. dkab

    dkab Member

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    i assume this is for a school assignment?

    if so......

  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    not at all, some people think on their own, try it some day you fucking sardine feces
  9. dkab

    dkab Member

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    it was a joke
  10. 8onus

    8onus Banned

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    i'm a put it like this:
    i have found that -tone and scale always set a mood(happy/ sad) -tempo suggests the intensity of the story being told.
    -pitch changes mark signifigant events in a story

    you have to remember, the composer of the music is the one trying to tell a story here, wether or not you understand the message is unimportant, you job is to simply hear it, not nessecarily understand it.<-tell that to your teacher
  11. master bates

    master bates New Jack

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    When refering to music, phrases signify the end of a musical idea and are ususally marked but a cadence. An idea with music usually signifies some kind of motive, a musical technique that the composer may be using to express something about the music.
  12. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

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    master bates is on point. often, when they refer to a musical idea or phrase, they don't mean it in the context it is usually understood to be in. it's just a cluster of a basis of notes.
  13. itsallafarce

    itsallafarce Elite Member

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    dude he called you sardine feces and you're just gonna take that :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
  14. saraday

    saraday Senior Member

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    i'm not a musician.. but doesn't the "feeling" of music have everything to do with the key that it is played in?

    i might be wrong.
  15. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

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    Your root note/key is your thesis. Notes are the letters needed to make up the words required to effectively convey your proposed idea. Notes when joined form chords, which are in effect your words. The progression of your chords sets your theme the same way one would sequence words to give an idea a consistant feel.

    Meter serves as the conjunction for these words and allows them to be conveyed... conjunctions are necessary to effectively convey ideas as meter is the primary component of sound to form music. Meter (tempo,bpm) is the amount of sentences allowed in each paragraph (measure), and the paragraphs are formatted cohesively to form a unit of text (song/grand melody).

    A series of texts (songs) arranged to be read (played) in a certain order is a master index (symphony/album).

    That probably only makes sense to me.

    Edit: yeah, there's some flaws to the logic of this but I'm fucking lazy right now.