Ch 5: Elements of Tone

About This Chapter

Watch the fun video lessons in this short chapter to improve your understanding of the elements of tone. Mini quizzes with the lessons and a practice exam can gauge your comprehension and test your readiness to take and succeed on an upcoming test.

Elements of Tone - Chapter Summary

If you need help understanding the elements of tone, this chapter can help! Bite-sized lessons provide in-depth analyses of major and minor keys, tone color in music and atonal music. Review these lessons at your own pace. In no time, you will be able to:

  • Discuss tonality in music and major and minor keys
  • Define and describe tonal color in music
  • Provide examples of atonal music

All lessons in this chapter are accessible as videos that average 8 minutes each and full transcripts you can read online or print. With the videos are clickable timelines you can use to revisit key topics within the lessons without watching them in full. Each lesson is paired with a short quiz designed to test your knowledge of the concepts it covers. A chapter exam enables you to check your overall understanding of the elements of tone.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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