►Schmidt-Jones, The Basic Elements of Music (2013)

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The Basic Elements of Music
By Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Explanations (suitable for any age) of the basic elements of music, with suggested activities for introducing the each concept to children at early elementary school level. The course may be used by instructors not trained in music; all necessary definitions and explanations are included. – From the book

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Explanations (suitable for any age) of the basic elements of music, with suggested activities for introducing the each concept to children at early elementary school level. The course may be used by instructors not trained in music; all necessary definitions and explanations are included. – From the book

This music textbook, authored by Catherine Schmidt-Jones, is released under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license, published by Textbook Equity without changes to the academic content. https://textbookequity.org/category/music/
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Table of Contents

1 Time Elements
1.1 Rhythm
1.2 Simple Rhythm Activities
1.3 Meter in Music
1.4 Musical Meter Activities
1.7 Dynamics and Accents in Music
1.8 A Musical Dynamics Activity
1.9 A Musical Accent Activity
Solutions
2 Pitch Elements
2.1 Timbre
2.2 Melody
2.3 Harmony
Solutions
3 Combining Time and Pitch
3.1 The Textures of Music
3.2 A Musical Textures Activity
3.3 An Introduction to Counterpoint
3.4 Counterpoint Activities: Listening and Discussion
3.6 Music Form Activities
3.7 Form in Music
Solutions
Index
Attributions

Index

accents
accompaniment
activity
allegro
andante
antecedent
arpeggiated
arpeggiated chords
arpeggios
attack
bar
bass line
beat
block chords
borrowed division
bridge
broken
cadence
canon
cell
cells
chord progression
chordal
chords chorus
chromatic
clause
color
compose
composition
compound
conjunct
conjunct motion
consequent
contour
contrapuntal
countermelody
counterpoint
countersubject
descant
diatonic
disjunct
disjunct motion
dissonance
drone
drones
duple
dynamics
figure
embellishments
English
form
forte
fugue
functional harmony
grammar
grave
harmonic rhythm
harmonics
harmony
heterophonic
heterophony
homophonic
homophony
homorhythmic
implied harmony
improvisation
improvise
inner parts
inner voices
instruments
language
language arts
larghetto
largo
legato
leitmotif
lento
lesson plan
measure
Measure or bar
melodic
melodic contour
melodic line
melodic phrase
melodic shape
melody
meter
metronome
monody
monophonic
monophony
motif
motiv
motive
movements
movie music
movie score
music
musical instruments
national art standard
national dance standard
national English standard
national music standard
on the beat
on the downbeat
opera
orchestra
ornaments
ostinato
parallel
parallel harmony
percussion
phrase
piano
polyphonic
polyphonic texture
polyphony
presto
quadruple
refrain
rhythm
rhythm section
rondo
round
rounds
scalar
sentence shape
simple
staccato
step-wise
strophe
subject
symphony
Syncopation
tempo
texture
theme
themes
timbre
time signature
tone
tone quality
triple
upbeat
verse
vivace voices
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