This Assignment should focus on the topic
Please use the following Sources only:
1) Musical Involvement by Donald J Funes CD
2) Musical Involvement: A Guide to Perceptive Listening
1992, Second Edition by Donald J. Funes
you must answer the following question:
‘‘How is rhythm used in the control of tension and repose?’’
The purposes of this assignment are to provide you with an early opportunity to check your understanding of the role of a major musical element in generating tension, and to allow you to write descriptively and analytically about music to which you have listened.
* MUST BE 5 PAGES LONG, DO NOT USE HEADINGS OR SUB-HEADINGS.THANK YOU.
Repose and Tension Name: Institution: Course: Date: Rhythm is a major component of music and is formed of the silences and sounds. The pattern that is formed from the sounds and silences as they reaped through time form the rhythm, with steady beat which can be of different kinds. This further explains the variation rhythm between different pieces of music or even within the same music piece. Within the silences and the sounds, there are aspect such as meter, pace and tempo that create the rhythm. Meter mainly relates to the patterns of stresses and or accents which give the music pulse or the beats. There is an element of time signature in meter and this represented by two numbers that appear like fractions. Meter is also noted at the beginning of the music composition (Funes & Squires, 1992). Pace and tempo on the hand are determinations of how fast the music in question is being performed. Developing and controlling tension as well as repose heavily relates to the way that meter creates the patterns in the music. The various interactions of the harmony and the melody in the music get the listeners to want to hear the music and relate with it and the singer or the instruments used