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Ten 1 Page Lessons

Jay McConnell (2030) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


RHYTHMIC TENDENCIES OF COMMON FORMS:

The same ideas relating to each bar (previous page), are similar to the dynamics of song form.

Quarter notes go Strong ~ Weak ~ Less Strong ~ Weak,

Four MEASURES follow a similar pattern.

Day - Night - Twilight - Just before dawn.
Ecstatic - Sad - Happy - Sobbing
Consonant - Dissonant - Semi-consonant - Very Dissonant
Bright - Dark - Less bright - Pitch Black

These patterns may be reversed, or sometimes the form is different:

Yellow - Orange - Brown - Black (steadily darkening)
Sad - Melancholy - Emotionless - Content (steadily lightening)

What we're really trying to get a hold on here is the natural balance of the universe (I know, it's big).

In simple, TENSION then RELEASE, and other combinations.

Some chords are dark in relation the the tonal center, others are bright, and it often depends on placement within the form.