Brief History of Music Genres
Elements of Classical Music
Melody The lyrics are tuned in a particular fashion, through which we sing the song. A song is composed by arranging the notes in harmony. The tune formed as a result of combining the pitch and the rhythm is known as the melody. The melody of the song is responsible for making it pleasing to our senses.
Theme Classical music is always based on a particular theme, that get exposed from the lyrics and the melody. A song without a theme is never complete. There might be variation in the themes, nevertheless, it forms the backbone of the song. The theme of the song is generated either spontaneously or by keeping the background into consideration.
Timbre It’s the quality of individual notes that helps in distinguishing one from another. The sound produced from the musical instrument depends upon the quality of the timbre used. Timbre is also connoted as tone color and tone quality, and due to this the notes produced have a differential effect.
Meter The total number of syllables, lines, accents and rhythm in the music forms the meter. The technical terms used for defining a meter are measured rhythm, rhythmic shape and time. Meter results from arrangement of these elements. The melody of the song gets affected if the meter is not well measured.
Harmony What makes a classical song so harmonious? It’s the harmony. The chords, pitches, tones and notes when blended perfectly creates the best type of music. Harmony adds texture and quality to classical music. It’s done by tuning the chord and adding the desired tension to it, so that the sound produced is soothing and melodious.
Rhythm The uniform motion that a music follows to progress is known as the rhythm of the music. The notes recur, new notes are generated and the music keeps flowing in a particular fashion, which is known as the rhythm. The rhythm of the music is also created by the beats.
A Brief History of Classical Music