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Explaining Musical Style of Work

Imagine that you are explaining the interactions of the musical elements—sound, rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, and texture—among different instruments in a strictly musical work to someone who is unfamiliar with them. How might you explain the way these elements contribute to the musical style of the work? Please give examples of how you have applied or can apply these concepts to your life.

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As you briefly explain the interactions of the musical elements—sound, rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, and texture—among different instruments in a strictly musical work to someone who is unfamiliar with them, I like to explain them as auditory sound bites or "colors" of the rainbow. Just as visual colors all blend to make a gorgeous display of vibrancy in a rainbow or Monet painting, you might use the rainbow analogy to depict that music does this, too, but in a ...

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This solution examines how explain the interactions among the musical elements—sound, rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, and texture—within different instruments in a strictly musical work to someone who is unfamiliar with them. Personal examples of how you have applied or can apply these concepts to life are reflected in 200 words of brainstorming and 2 reference links.

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