Discover the Elements of Classical Music: A blog around the elements of classical music.
The elements of classical music is the place to share my love for classical music and hopefully inspire you to discover and listen to some great pieces.
I focus on one element each time, going through its history and bringing examples of how it is used in different eras, composers and works.
My intention is for you to come out of each post with a better understanding of at least one element of classical music, whether that be a new piece or composer, a new style or era, or simply a better understanding of that element and why it has been used the way it has.
Every week I will post about a different element and I hope this will give you an overview of what you can expect from classical music as well as inspiring you to listen to some great pieces.
Discover the Elements of Classical Music
A blog around the elements of classical music.
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What is electronic music?
Posted on October 22, 2016 by admin
Electronic music encompasses a wide range of musical styles and techniques. Electronic music is composed using electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology. These instruments are capable of producing an unlimited number of sounds and can be used to compose more complex forms of music.
A blog around the elements of classical music.
This blog is intended for two audiences: those who already understand these terms and would like to see them explained in more detail, and those who have no idea what any of this means but are curious about trying to learn.
If you already know how to read music and can play an instrument, you should be able to follow everything here, although the discussion will be more detailed than the average person needs. If you want to learn how to read music, this is not a good place to start. You need a human teacher, not a blog. If you can’t play an instrument but would like to try, again this is not a good place to start; but if your interest is piqued by some of the discussions here, it may help you get started.
If you don’t know anything about music at all but are curious what it’s all about, I hope this blog will be useful. You don’t need any special knowledge or preparation besides the ability to listen and an open mind.
This blog is an attempt to spread knowledge about the elements of classical music, so that the next time you hear a piece of music on the radio, you know what you’re hearing.
The comments here are intended to be as concise as possible, so that readers can quickly find what they need for any given piece of music. Please do not ask for explanations of anything not included in the post.
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We will be discussing all of the elements of music in this blog: rhythm, melody, harmony, form, texture, and dynamics. We will also be discussing orchestration (what each instrument can do), acoustics (how sound waves work) and music analysis (how to break down a piece of classical music to learn what’s going on).
If you have any questions or comments about the blog, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Classical music has been around for centuries, with some of the most famous composers and musicians living between the late 15th to the early 20th century. However, it is still very much alive today.
Classical music is recognized by its complexity and depth, but is also known for its beauty. The classical period of music was a time of great change and development – when composers began to experiment with new styles and techniques. This experimentation led to major changes in musical notation and style that resulted in what we now call classical music.
Classical music is an expansive genre that can be broken down into multiple eras, including Medieval (476-1400), Renaissance (1400-1600), Baroque (1600-1750), Classical (1750-1820), Romantic (1820-1900) and Contemporary (1900-present). Each era has its own distinct sound, and these sounds will be analyzed in upcoming posts.
Electronic classical music is an umbrella term for a number of different styles of music. The most common of these is the use of traditional musical instruments such as bass guitars, guitars and keyboards in an electronically-processed form.
The term “electronic classical music” was coined by composer Pierre Boulez in his book The Electronic Music Studio (1951). It was created to distinguish between the traditional style of classical music performed by orchestras and the more contemporary style being produced at the time by electronic instruments.
Since then, electronic classical music has evolved into a variety of genres and styles, including electronic dance music, hip hop, pop, rock and jazz. While there are many different types of electronic classical music, it’s important to keep in mind that they all share certain common characteristics.
The first thing to keep in mind is the musical instrument used to perform the piece. Electronic classical music typically uses traditional instruments such as violins, cellos and pianos, although there are some exceptions. For example, some EBM (electro-acoustic) pieces employ synthesizers or samplers that sound like orchestral instruments.