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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.
1. Major and Minor Keys: Tonality in Music
How does a movie's soundtrack enhance our emotions? Watch this video lesson to learn how musical tonality can express feeling in everything from movies to rock songs to operas.
2. Tone Color in Music: Definition & Explanation
Tone color is an element of sound that allows the listener to identify the distinct qualities of that sound that are not related to pitch, volume, or duration. This lesson explores how tone color is created and altered, as well as the ways in which it should be described.
3. Atonal Music: Definition, Schoenberg & Examples
Most Western music is based around certain tones. But what happens if we don't do this? Explore atonal music and discover how Arnold Schoenberg contributed to this style. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the TExES Music EC-12 (177): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the TExES Music EC-12 Exam
- Elements of Music Notation
- Elements of Pitch
- Elements of Melody
- Elements of Harmony in Music
- Elements of Chord Progression
- Nonharmonic Tones
- Meter & Rhythm
- Musical Forms
- Music Sections
- Composing, Arranging & Improvising Music
- Vocal Range
- Principles of Singing
- Understanding Instruments
- Opera and Orchestral Music
- Medieval Music
- Music of the Renaissance
- Music in the Baroque Period
- The Classical Period in Music
- The Romantic Period in Music
- Jazz Music
- Musical Theater and Popular Music
- Music of the Modern Era
- Contemporary Music
- Music of the World
- Music Instruction in Texas
- Music Teaching Strategies
- TExES Music EC-12 Flashcards