Music theory
Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music. It generally derives from observation of how musicians and composers make music, but includes hypothetical speculation. Most comm...
The “432 Hz vs. 440 Hz” conspiracy theory
Would you believe that there is a conspiracy theory about the way we tune musical instruments? And that this theory even involves the
Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques
It's a side of Iran the rest of the world doesn't normally get to see -- the kaleidoscopically brilliant interiors of the country's intricately designed mosques. With beautiful mosaics and stained gla...
Aleatoric music - In C
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Arnold Schoenberg - Give Schoenberg's work a chance
Tom Service: Daniel Barenboim is determined to give Schoenberg's 'difficult' work its due during his residency at the South Bank – a battle the composer knew would be tough 80 years ago
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Symmetry
this is a movie I made on symmetry. As most ASD children learn by looking at vsuals, I decided not to talk much but show them instead. The objective is to sh...
Arnold Schoenberg
Chamber Symphony op. 9; Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf (recorded 1984). Score available at www.universaledition.com.
Arnold Schoenberg - Pierrot Lunaire
Tempus Fugit perform Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21(1) Mondestrunken by Arnold Schönberg. Conductor: Christian Gohmer, Soprano: Karla Muñoz, Flauta: Anibal Robles Ke...
Arnold Schoenberg - Pierrot Lunaire (operatic version)
Scenic version of Pierrot Lunaire by Schönberg staged by Rudolf Werthen.
Arnold Schoenberg - Pierrot Lunaire
Tempus Fugit perform Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21(1) Mondestrunken by Arnold Schönberg. Conductor: Christian Gohmer, Soprano: Karla Muñoz, Flauta: Anibal Robles Ke...
Arnold Schoenberg - Video
Introduction to the life of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Austrian composer.
Aspect of music
An aspect of music (rudiment) is any characteristic, dimension, or element taken as a part or component of music. A parameter is an element which may be manipulated (composed), separately from the oth...
Pitch (music)
Pitch is a perceptual property that allows the ordering of sounds on a frequency-related scale.Pitches are compared as "higher" and "lower" in the sense associated with musical melodies, which require...
Pitch (music) - Wikipedia
Musical scale
In music, a scale is any set of musical notes ordered by fundamental frequency or pitch. A scale ordered by increasing pitch is an ascending scale, while descending scales are ordered by decreasing pi...
Musical scale - Wikipedia
Musical mode
In the theory of Western music, mode (from Latin modus, "measure, standard, manner, way, size, limit of quantity, method") (Powers 2001, Introduction; OED) generally refers to a type of scale, coupled...
Musical mode - Wikipedia
Consonance and dissonance
In music, consonance and dissonance form a structural dichotomy in which the terms define each other by mutual exclusion: a consonance is what is not dissonant, and reciprocally. However, a finer cons...
Consonance and dissonance - Wikipedia
Rhythm
Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry" (Liddell and Scott 1996)) generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or o...
Rhythm - Wikipedia
Melody
A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity. In its most literal sen...
Melody - Wikipedia
Harmony
In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords. The study of harmony involves chords and their construction and chord progressions and the principles of connection that...
Harmony - Wikipedia
Musical texture
In music, texture is how the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials are combined in a composition, thus determining the overall quality of the sound in a piece. Texture is often described in regard...
Musical texture - Wikipedia
Timbre
In music, timbre (/ˈtæmbər/ TAM-bər or /ˈtɪmbər/ TIM-bər) also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics, is the quality of a musical note, sound, or tone that distinguishes different t...
Timbre - Wikipedia
Dynamics (music)
In music, dynamics normally refers to the volume of a sound or note, but can also refer to every aspect of the execution of a given piece, either stylistic (staccato, legato etc.) or functional (veloc...
Dynamics (music) - Wikipedia
Articulation (music)
In music, articulation refers to the musical performance technique that affects the transition or continuity on a single note, or between multiple notes or sounds.
There are many types of articula...
Articulation (music) - Wikipedia
Musical form
The term musical form (or musical architecture) refers to the overall structure or plan of a piece of music, and it describes the layout of a composition as divided into sections. In the tenth edition...
Music cognition
Music psychology, or the psychology of music, may be regarded as a branch of both psychology and musicology. It aims to explain and understand musical behavior and experience, including the processes ...
Music cognition - Wikipedia
Fred Lerdahl
Alfred Whitford (Fred) Lerdahl (born March 10, 1943, in Madison, Wisconsin) is the Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition at Columbia University, and a composer and music theorist best known fo...
Ray Jackendoff
Ray Jackendoff (born January 23, 1945) is an American linguist. He is professor of philosophy, Seth Merrin Chair in the Humanities and, with Daniel Dennett, Co-director of the Center for Cognitive Stu...
Ray Jackendoff - Wikipedia
Serialism
In music, serialism is a method or technique of composition that uses a series of values to manipulate different musical elements. Serialism began primarily with Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone techn...