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Elements of Classical Music: What Tools, Signs, Blocks Music Is Made Of
August 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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In this 3rd installment of host Linus Lu‘s 6-part series on classical music, we talk about the components of classical music.
“Music is the purest form of art, and therefore the most direct expression of beauty, with a form and spirit which is one, and simple, and least encumbered with anything extraneous.” – Rabindranath Tagore
We’ll start with the physical artifacts, from instruments and recording equipment to musical notation. And we’ll deconstruct and discover the building blocks of the music itself, from melody and harmony to form and genre.
This series is meant to serve both as an introduction to classical music for beginners who want a friendly, communal entry-point into a genre that can feel intimidating at first, as well as a deeper exploration into the different facets of classical music: from understanding its building blocks like melody, form, and instrumentation, to classical music’s relationships with politics, history, and philosophy.
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Musical form – Encyclopedia Britannica
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