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.
- So we have established, we've heard,…varying beats, 120 beats per minute,…60 beats per minute, 93 beats per minute…and talked about how that creates a meter…or a perception of a beat happening…at regular intervals in time.…The next term we're going to talk about is tempo.…And that relates directly to…how many beats per minute are we talking about.…So the tempo is faster at 120 beats per minute,…more beats per minute means faster tempo.…
It's twice as fast a tempo than 60 beats per minute.…So when we talk about tempo,…we're talking about how fast or how slow,…specifically how many beats per minute.…That's how we measure tempo,…how many beats per minute are happening.…120 beats per minute would be a fast tempo,…higher than 120 would be brisk.…Like fast bluegrass.…That would be a really brisk tempo.…A ballad like somewhere over the rainbow.…
♫ Somewhere over the rainbow…Very slow tempo.…So that's tempo.…Now, rhythm,…it's funny I was looking up what…the actual definition of rhythm is…and it's all over the place.…It's very difficult to define rhythm.…
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