We all love some kind of music – and everyone’s opinion of what is GOOD music differs, but how do we define music? What makes it “music” and not noise?
Let’s make this simple:
Music is Organized Sound
Sound can be organized and become music in the following ways:
Every piece of music and song incorporates all of these topics, but we are going to start out with the two most important and basic: Pitch & Rhythm.
When someone is singing “in tune” – they are singing the correct pitches!
[little video about science behind pitch]
Rhythm is made up of patterns of sound – TIME
a BEAT is the constant measurement of time in music, and then we can break a beat into smaller parts (this is called subdividing)
Tools we use: metronome
Measurement of Beat: Beats Per Minute (how many times a beat occurs in one minute)