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October 7, 2013

Essay on Music Concert

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Recently I attended an enjoyable concert Colorado and Saxophone and Orchestra. It was an exhilarating experience to be part of the show. Orchestra is a sizable instrumental ensemble that contains sections of strings, woodwind, and percussion instruments.  The typical symphony comprises four proportionate groups of similar musical instruments known as woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings.  In music, tempo refers to the speed or pace of a given piece. It creates an effect on the mood and difficulty of a piece.
   Given the onrush of technology and modern electronics, Music sequencers now use the BPM system to denote tempo.  A melody can be understood as the tune, voice or line. It contains a linear succession of musical tones which are treated as a single entity.
    In classical music, a melody in French music, a particular musical form, consisting of a short composition for voice accompanied by piano or instrumental ensemble, usually with words borrowed from poetry or works of great poets.
In its broadest sense, the word means harmony traditionally one of the four components of music - the others being the rhythm, melody and timbre. Harmony is the deliberate use of frequencies simultaneously, with a view to provide relief and depth to the song or instrumental: it represents the vertical aspect of music, while the melody is the horizontal aspect (relative to the reading direction of a partition: the horizontal reading describes the succession of notes that make up the melody, the vertical reading describes the note or notes played simultaneously at a time.(Henry & Robert, 2010)
In this sense, the word, which is sometimes written with a capital letter - Harmony - can be considered a synonym of the word Polyphony - also taken in its broadest sense. Harmony is thus opposed to the medieval monody - music or homophone - and, more generally to any type of music, here or elsewhere, yesterday or today, played or sung at the unison.

            Even taken in this broad sense, harmony seems inseparable from Western music and its traditional levels - essentially, the diatonic scale and its extension, the chromatic scale. On non-Western music which use different scales, the possible use of simultaneity will deliberate described as "heterophony" rather than harmony.

    The concept of harmony is related to ear training, and subject to historical development: the listeners and the twenty-first century will find it difficult to hear as dissonant chord of the ninth, even though such agreements were prohibited
the Baroque era. Nor is that during the Middle Ages that the third intervals - basic harmony "classic" - were considered consonant. Previously, only the unison, octave, fifth and fourth were.

    To understand the concept of harmony, we must refer to the phenomenon of sound itself. Each sound emitted by a body set into vibration sound - rope, skin, metal, etc produces a fundamental tone that the ear perceives and that one can immediately identify the task. At the same time, other sounds are emitted, called harmonics, which can be heard such as listening to a note on a piano during its evolution: the harmonics are gradually becoming perceptible to the ear when the root s 'eases.

    But the explanation of the origins of harmony by the acoustics and harmonics of the fundamental has its limitations: for example, in the theory of Rameau, the perfect minor - E flat ground do - is something of an anomaly, since the E flat is not a harmonic do. It may be noted that these three notes have many harmonics in common: as the fifth harmonic of E flat is the ground, which is also a harmonic of C (and ground, of course).

            The word rhythm is a very common terminology used in musical sciences which literally means the recurring motion or the symmetrical production of tune when music is played. This is accompanied with periodic successions which comprise of weak as well as strong elements. The presence of drums is also important as it intends to keep other musical instruments in timely arrangement. The arrangement of saxophones is usually notated with the help of a treble chef and since the keys of the arrangement of the instrument remains all the same it is not difficult for a competent player of the instrument to have a perfect grip over the way the instrument is played as I observed while enjoying the mesmerizing and enthralling experience of the concert.

Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott,(2010)  A Greek-English Lexicon


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