Concepts of Music

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Concepts of Music by Mind Map: Concepts of Music

1. Pitch

1.1. 1: Melody

1.1.1. simple

1.1.1.1. pattern

1.1.1.1.1. repetition

1.1.1.1.2. ostinato

1.1.1.1.3. riff

1.1.1.1.4. motif

1.1.1.1.5. rhythmic device

1.1.1.1.6. sequence

1.1.1.2. mostly steps

1.1.1.3. only 1 melodic layer

1.1.1.4. uses small range

1.1.1.5. uses only notes of scale

1.1.1.6. no modulation

1.1.1.7. simple rhythmic ideas

1.1.1.8. short, structured phrases

1.1.1.8.1. balanced

1.1.1.8.2. short

1.1.1.8.3. usually 2, 4 or 8 bars

1.1.2. complex

1.1.2.1. chromatic passing notes

1.1.2.2. angular

1.1.2.3. across multiple registers

1.1.2.4. complex rhythm

1.1.2.4.1. syncopation

1.1.2.5. ornaments

1.1.2.5.1. slides

1.1.2.5.2. runs

1.1.2.5.3. trills

1.1.2.5.4. glissandi

1.1.2.6. wide range

1.1.2.7. unbalanced phases

1.1.2.7.1. 7 bars, 10 bars

1.1.2.7.2. long phrases

1.1.2.8. multiple melodic phrases

1.1.2.8.1. heterophonic

1.1.2.8.2. polyphonic

1.2. 2. Register

1.2.1. High/Mid/Low register

1.2.2. Changes

1.3. 3. Harmony

1.3.1. simple

1.3.1.1. pattern

1.3.1.1.1. repeated

1.3.1.1.2. harmonic motif

1.3.1.2. simple triads

1.3.1.3. recognised pattern

1.3.1.3.1. 4-chord progression

1.3.1.3.2. 12-bar blues

1.3.1.3.3. primary triads I, IV, V

1.3.1.4. change regular intervals

1.3.1.5. block chords

1.3.1.6. built on few chords

1.3.1.7. simple harmonic rhythm

1.3.1.8. static

1.3.1.8.1. drone

1.3.1.8.2. pedal point

1.3.1.9. consonance

1.3.2. complex

1.3.2.1. broken chords

1.3.2.2. modulation

1.3.2.3. complex chords

1.3.2.3.1. dim

1.3.2.3.2. augmented

1.3.2.3.3. 7th

1.3.2.3.4. Added note chords (9, 11, 13)

1.3.2.4. complex harmonic rhythm

1.3.2.4.1. syncopation

1.3.2.4.2. stabs

1.3.2.5. changing range/register

1.3.2.6. uses many chords

1.3.2.7. no recognisable pattern

1.3.2.8. dissonant

1.4. Tonality

1.4.1. simple

1.4.1.1. major

1.4.1.2. minor

1.4.1.3. blues

1.4.1.4. pentatonic

1.4.2. complex

1.4.2.1. whole tone

1.4.2.2. atonal

1.4.2.3. modal

1.4.2.4. 12-tone row

2. Tone Colour

2.1. Musical Effects

2.1.1. Describing words to the piece

2.1.1.1. aggressive

2.1.1.2. calm

2.1.1.3. energetic

2.1.1.4. exciting

2.1.1.5. majestic

2.1.1.6. mellow

2.2. Method of Producing Sounds

2.2.1. hitting

2.2.2. blowing

2.2.3. shaking

2.2.4. scraping

2.2.5. plucking

2.3. Instrumental and Vocal Techniques

2.3.1. Traditional

2.3.2. Non-Traditional

2.4. Types of Sound

2.4.1. Acoustic

2.4.2. Electronic

2.4.3. Synthesised

2.4.4. Unconventional

2.5. Materials

2.5.1. vocal

2.5.2. electronic

2.5.3. skin

2.5.4. metal

2.5.5. wood

2.5.6. string

2.6. Types of Instruments

2.6.1. Strings

2.6.2. woodwind

2.6.3. brasss

2.6.4. percussion

2.6.5. Vocals

2.6.6. Electronic

3. Duration

3.1. 2. Metre

3.1.1. Absence of Metre

3.1.2. Exsistence of Metre

3.1.2.1. Quadruple

3.1.2.1.1. Simple - 4/4

3.1.2.1.2. Compound - 12/8

3.1.2.2. Triple

3.1.2.2.1. Simple - 3/4

3.1.2.2.2. Compound - 9/8

3.1.2.3. Double

3.1.2.3.1. Simple - 2/4

3.1.2.3.2. Compound - 6/8

3.1.3. Mixed metre/compond

3.2. 4. Rhythm

3.2.1. Rhythmic Layers

3.2.1.1. Number of Layers

3.2.1.2. Instruments in Each Layer

3.2.2. Rhythmic Devices

3.2.2.1. Repitition

3.2.2.2. Hemiola

3.2.2.3. Polyrhythm

3.2.2.4. Cross Rhythms

3.2.2.5. Imataion

3.2.2.6. Riff

3.2.2.7. Ostinato

3.2.2.8. Diminution

3.2.2.9. Anticipation

3.2.2.10. Swing Rhythm

3.2.2.11. Syncopation

3.2.2.12. Augmentation

3.2.2.13. Accents

3.2.2.14. Rock Beat

3.2.3. Rhythm Types

3.2.3.1. simple

3.2.3.2. complex

3.2.3.3. regular

3.2.3.4. irregular

3.2.4. Notes Values

3.2.4.1. short

3.2.4.2. long

3.3. 1. Beat

3.3.1. Strong Beat

3.3.2. Weak beat

3.4. 3. Tempo

3.4.1. Changing Tempo

3.4.1.1. Getting Faster

3.4.1.2. Getting Slower

3.4.1.3. Constantly Changing

3.4.2. Constant Tempo

3.4.2.1. Fast

3.4.2.1.1. Vivace

3.4.2.1.2. Allgero

3.4.2.2. Slow

3.4.2.2.1. Adante

3.4.2.2.2. Adaigo

3.4.2.3. Medium

3.4.2.3.1. Moderato

3.4.2.3.2. Andante Moderato

4. Dynamics & Expressive Techniques

5. Structure

5.1. MACRO

5.1.1. Non-standard forms

5.1.2. Standard forms

5.1.2.1. Structures in world music

5.1.2.2. Specific forms

5.1.2.2.1. Theme and variation

5.1.2.2.2. Twelve bar blues

5.1.2.3. Common forms

5.1.2.3.1. Binary form

5.1.2.3.2. Ternary form

5.1.2.3.3. Rondo form

5.1.2.3.4. Twelve bar blues

5.1.2.3.5. Verse/chorus form

5.1.2.4. Vocal forms

5.1.2.4.1. Through-composed

5.1.2.4.2. Verse/chorus form

5.1.2.4.3. strophic form

6. Texture

6.1. Density

6.1.1. Thick Texture

6.1.2. Thin Texture

6.2. Identification

6.2.1. Which instruments are playing?

6.3. Role

6.3.1. Which instruments are playing the melody?

6.3.2. Which instruments are playing the harmony?

6.3.3. Countermelody

6.3.4. Call and response

6.4. Type

6.4.1. Homophonic

6.4.1.1. 1 Melodic Layer with harmonic accompaniment

6.4.2. Polyphonic

6.4.2.1. Multiple Melodic Layers

6.4.3. Heterophonic

6.4.3.1. 2 Melodic Layers playing similar melodies

6.4.4. Monophonic

6.4.4.1. 1 Melodic Layer