The 4 Essential Elements Of Music

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What is music? Music is the language of the planet spoken by every society since the beginning of time. Music is a vibrational language that allows us to convey complex ideas that spoken or written language alone cannot adequately express. Music gives us an almost unlimited vocabulary for communicating emotional information through sound. We are all born musicians. The idea that some of us are musicians and some of us are not is so far from the truth.

It's laughable. You are made music. Your heart is beating steadily in your body, keeping the rhythm of your life flowing. Your ears and voice are constantly working together to shape your experience through the sound you make and the sounds you hear. It is all music. There are four essential elements to be able to play music on any instrument.

They are rhythm. harmony, melody, and your passion for music. To explain these concepts, we're going to use the analogy of a train. The train itself is you. And the passion that you have for music is the boiler inside the train. You were born with a deep passion for music, like every other person who's ever been born and come before you and everyone who will come after you.

Now, you might be saying to yourself, I have no passion for music, or I can't even remember a time when I did. This is just simply because it got extinguished in you. And the good news is it can be reignited and made to burn hot and passionate again, the key to starting any good fire is to start with the right amount of fuel and a little bit of air. This is the same in music. One of the biggest problems people run into is they get overwhelmed. This is like putting too much wood down and trying to light it with one match.

A roaring fire always starts out small and it's helped along with just the right amount of fuel at the right time and a continuous flow of air. The fire in the boiler of your train is the single most important part of your musical journey. Now for a train to go anywhere, it needs to go along a track. You can't just have a train in the middle of nowhere with no track and get a fire burning hot and expect it to go somewhere. A railroad track has three main elements, the railroad ties, which are the wooden beams that go along the ground, and two tracks one on either side to the trains we'll sit on. Rhythm is like the railroad ties, which are evenly spaced and allow for the stability for the train to move once the tracks are in place.

Railroad ties are spaced in a way that is even and breaks up the distance between two points. So that time can be felt in a consistent way. If you put your train on top of just railroad ties, you're not going to be going anywhere. So let's add the next piece of track. Harmony is the piece of track that runs alongside the railroad ties. It's fastened securely to them, which allows the rhythm to pass through Really underneath harmonies most often expressed as chords, chords are simply a grouping of three or more notes stacked vertically.

The most common use of them is major and minor. Most people experience major chords as sounding happy, and minor chords as sounding sad. Almost all music that you've heard on the radio or on television in the movies is made up of major and minor chords. melody is the piece of track on the other side, opposite the harmony. melody is the most recognizable and distinctive part of any song. two songs can have the same rhythmic and harmonic structure.

But melodies are completely unique to the song from which they come from. When you think of a famous song in your head, most likely you're thinking about the melody. A melody is just simply a pattern of notes moving up or down, involving the rhythm and interacting with the harmony that is connected to it. Once you have these three elements of track The railroad ties which are the rhythm, the harmony, which is one of the tracks in the melody, which is the other track. Your train can now roll along. Then all you have to do is keep adding more pieces of track.

Your train can roll further and further and faster and onward in your musical journey.

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