Lowell Mason
The Father of Music Education in America
GEORGETOWN
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Music 314
Foundations & Principles of Music Education

Dr. Peter LaRue, Instructor

Handout - Talking Points #6

Basic I ~ Elements of Music
[names vary slightly from text to text]
melody    
rhythm    
harmony
form    
texture

melody: the tune; horizontal structure; diatonic-intervallic
rhythm: the beat; steady; meter-duple/triple; counting
harmony: the chords; vertical structure; modality-major/minor
form: the structure; AB [binary]; ABA [ternary] ; AABA [ballad]; etc.
texture: the components; vocal/instrumental; timbres; dynamics