List of 10 Musical Terms/Elements that most all music contains: 1. Melody-an intentionally organized succession of musical tones 2. Harmony-the combination of simultaneous vertical blocks of different tones 3. Beat-a steady recurring pulse 4. Instrumentation-the instruments or voices used in a piece of music 5. Tempo-the pace (or speed) of music 6. Texture-the way sounds are woven together (thick, thin, solo voice and guitar, etc) 7. Timbre-distinct tonal quality of an inst. or voice...the "sound color" we recognize 8. Rhythm-combinations of long and short sounds...makes the music "move" 9. Form-structure of a piece of music...repetition, contrast, unity, variety, etc. 10. Pitch-highness or lowness of a sound...determined by frequency of vibration __________ 11. Expressiveness 12. Technique/skills 13. Presentation 14. Impact on Listener
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