An understanding of how to communicate through the language of music is a key skill to becoming a complete musician. Here, get a complete crash course in key terms and vocabulary of the music language. Lari breaks down the meanings of several key words having to do with sound, pitch, and melody.
- We are going to round out our…definitions of the vocabulary that we're going to…be using a lot here…with the last two terms…that have to do with beat, rhythm,…not pitch-related, not frequency-related,…but beat-related, and we're going to start with the word meter.…Meter is the pattern of stresses and accents…that provide what we perceive as the beat, or the pulse.…
We all intuitively know how to make a beat.…We feel it, again, it's one of those…primal, instinctual human abilities.…Before we could ever talk to each other,…we were communicating with beats, with drums.…Indigenous cultures across the planet…always have used drums to communicate…and beats to communicate, so this is stuff…that comes really naturally to human beings.…We're going to start with the word meter,…and we're going to demonstrate it by creating a beat…at a particular beats per minute.…
So how many beats happen in a unit of time.…All of these vocabulary words that we're using…in this section all have to do with time.…What's happening in a particular amount of time.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The history of singing in human culture
- Reviewing the key ingredients needed to be ready to sing
- Understanding your vocal instrument
- Caring for your voice
- Building core strength
- Developing the correct mental approach to singing
- Key terms and vocabulary of the music language
- Using a piano to find the right key