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Dick Quickwood

Music Theory Question

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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Originally posted by dkab@Apr 13 2005, 04:10 AM

it was a joke

 

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

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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.

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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.

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You dudes is chumps, talkin 'bout you live like thugs

You be home watchin Midnight Love

No bitch, you and your hand makin midnight love

It's over dog, you need to just give life up

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Originally posted by 2BLAZZED@Apr 14 2005, 12:12 AM

You dudes is chumps, talkin 'bout you live like thugs

You be home watchin Midnight Love

No bitch, you and your hand makin midnight love

It's over dog, you need to just give life up

 

Best reply in this thread. :king:

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Originally posted by 8onus@Apr 13 2005, 02:11 PM

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

 

what about the idea that the audience draws their own meanings from the piece. what the author is trying to say is irrelevant. everyone who listens to the tune will get different feelings / ideas / emotions from it...

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Listen to power metal sans vocals and you will think you are fucking on horses gallantly riding through hills triumphantly. No really.

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I heard this documentary on the radio once where this guy was going around with an electronic tuner deducing what chords electrical devices put out (like refridgerators and microwaves and fans) He felt that if your refridgerator was putting out a Cmin it could affect your mental health. Apparently the catholic church made a list of all the chords and their associated emotional releavence. I need to find that.

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The idea gotten from the feeling notes convey is subjective. Because notes are variations in tones that can be sequenced much like events in life....highs and lows. Rhythm. IE: If the feeling/idea were to be one of a dire situation the tempo may be quicker; like the heartbeat of a person experiencing a stressfull situation. maybe??

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