Properties and Elements of Music

Music is a lovable thing to enjoy that refreshes our mind and makes us feel good. But it has so much varieties depending upon the various properties and variations of elements involved in it. And depending upon these differences a sound may appears pleasant or unpleasant. I tried to focus such issues and minor technicalities in this post to make people more aware about music. The betting is of the big of the spark driven field to most of the people like me. it counts a big satisfaction to most punters who enjoy gambling.

Sound is anything which can be produced with the vibration of any object, and these vibrations reach to us via a medium which is air. Through ears, they transmitted to the brain, and then interpreted. Music is also a sound, which can be identified separately through some of the properties including pitch, loudness, duration and tone color. Pitch is the high or low frequency of the vibrations, while the duration is the time for which the sound lasts. Degree of loudness describes the dynamics whereas the tone color is what that describes the different kind of music. This can be noticed from the terms like rich, dark, bright.

There are few elements of music including rhythm, melody, texture, and harmony.

  • Rhythm is how music flows with time.
  • Melody is the sound movements, up and down variations. They are the set of single tones with multiple variations employed. These intervals or variations are called steps or leaps, for small and larger gaps, respectively.
  • Harmony defines the way chords are made and follow each other. Chords are the simultaneous tones applied in the music, which can be either consonance or dissonance.
  • Textures are the count of individual melodies (music lines) and their relationships with each other. They can be classified as Monophonic (single note), homophonic (two or more notes), Polyphonic (multiple melodies working at a same time) and imitative (voice to voice echo). Imitative can be considered as a special kind of polyphonic texture. Through imitation, monophonic style can also be employed to apply innovation and some change.

There are various kinds of musical forms, namely ternary and binary form. The binary form can be treated as AB with two parts, where both the sections are repeated simultaneously. Unlike this, ternary part can be treated as a three part form where each part is repeated one by one, and called as ABA. Symmetry and the contrast can be achieved via this form as compared to binary form. A unique mix of music can be produced by applying variations in these available components of music.