Functionality
Sound
Melody
Harmony
Texture
100

Music for Religious Functions

Sacred Music

100

Speed, the faster the speed of the vibration, the higher we perceive the sound to be

Pitch

100

How the melody moves up and down

Contour

100

The vertical aspects of music; how notes (pitches) sound together

Harmony

100

A single voice or line without accompaniment

Monophony

200

Music for Non-Religious Activities

Secular Music

200

Volume, the harder the sound source is struck, the greater the sound's amplitude

Dynamics

200

Span of pitches

Range

200

The simultaneous sounding of three or more pitches

Chord

200
A many-voiced texture with different melodic lines

Polyphony

300

When we experience an involuntary response to music

Sensual Listening

300

The particular tone that distinguishes a sound or combinations of sounds

Timbre

300

The distance between any two pitches

Interval

300

Harmonies that are stable or without conflict

Consonance

300

When one melodic line is prominent over the accompanying lines

Homophony

400

When a mental image is created alongside with an emotional response

Emotional Listening

400

Length, in musical or real time

Duration

400

A melody that moves in small connected intervals

Conjunct

400

Harmonies that are stressful or tense, more conflicting

Dissonance

400

The number of different timbres in a musical performance

Textural Density

500

Breaking down the science of music, such as melody, rhythm, form, timbre, etc.

Analytical Listening

500

Take existing combinations of sounds, melodies, and songs and present them in a new and unique way

Arrangers

500

A melody that moves by leaps

Disjunct

500
How do you take an existing major triad and make it minor?

Flat the third

500

The role and importance of each Timbre

Textural Hierarchy

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