Introduction to Music

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<h1><strong>INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Definition of Music</li> <li>Definition of Sound</li> <li>Sources of Sound</li> <li>Uses of Music/The Impact of Music on Human Life</li> <li>Musical Terms</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Definition of Music</strong></h2> Music is regarded as the combination of organized sounds. The most important thing in the definition of music is that it must be an organized sound. Sound is the main source of music. However for sound to be regarded as music it must be organized, regular and definite. Noise is the opposite of musical sound. It is produced by irregular and indefinite sound. Another name for noise is raw sound.  <h2><strong>Definition of Sound</strong></h2> Sound is a vibration of air which is heard when it is produced. It is also a sensation produced by objects through striking, plucking, bowing and blowing. Human beings can produce sound by singing, clapping and of course by playing musical instruments.<img class="size-full wp-image-20393 aligncenter" src="" alt="Introduction to music - Definition of music - Definition of sound" width="476" height="169" />  <h2><strong>Sources of Sound</strong></h2>


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<h1><strong>SCALES</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Definition of Scale</li> <li>Types of Scale</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Definition of Scale</strong></h2> The word <em>scale</em> comes from the Latin word “scala”. It means ladder. The first seven letters of the English alphabet A-G are used to express the different sounds in use. Scales refer to a series of notes that go in an ascending and descending manner. The <strong>Major scale</strong> is the foundation from which all other scales are formed. C major scale begins with a C and ends with a C. The same rule applies with the rest of the keys where a D Major Scale begins and ends with a D, F Major Scale begins with an F and ends with an F and so on. The notes on a major scale is numbered from 1 to 8, this signifies the intervals. <br> <h2><strong>Types of Scale</strong></h2> The types of scales are;

Methods of Extending Note Values

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<h1><strong>METHODS OF EXTENDING NOTE VALUES</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Methods of Extending Note Values</li> <li>The Effects of Tie</li> <li>The Effect of Pause</li> <li>The Effect of Dot</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Methods of Extending Note Values</strong></h2> Apart from dots, there are other methods of extending note values. These include Tie and Pause or Fermata. In other words, there are three major methods of extending note values, namely dots, tie and pause (fermata). <br> <h2><strong>The Effects of a Tie</strong></h2>

History of Music: Composers of Baroque Period

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<h1><strong>HISTORY OF MUSIC: COMPOSERS OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD (1600 - 1750)</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Some Great Composers of the Baroque Period</li> <li>Biography of Johann Sebastian Bach</li> <li>The Works of Johann Sebastian Bach</li> </ol> <br> <h2><strong>Some Great Composers of the Baroque Period</strong></h2> Some great composers of this period were as follows:<em>S. Bach (1685 – 1750)</em><em>G.F. Handel (1685 – 1759)</em><em>Henry Purcell</em><em>Antonio Vivaldi</em><em>Jean Baptiste Lully</em><em>Allessandro Scarlatti</em> <br> <h2><strong>Biography of Johann Sebastian Bach</strong></h2> <img class="size-full wp-image-33995 aligncenter" src="" alt="History of Music - Composers of the Baroque Period - Johann Sebastian Bach" width="303" height="222" />

Dotted Notes and their Values

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<h1><strong>DOTTED NOTES AND THEIR VALUES</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Definition of Dotted Notes</li> <li>Effects of Dots on a Note</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Definition of Dotted Notes</strong></h2> Dotted notes refer to notes which have dots placed after them. In other words, they are notes with dots, e.g.

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