The Incredible Quarter Note

 Some Cognitive, Affective and Psycho-Motor-Concepts for the
Performance of a Sound Symbol

 

  1. Value – duration     

    There is far more mental and psychological activity involved in learning something new than we are aware. For example, look at what might be necessary just to produce a single quarter note !

    Jack Bell
  2. Tempo
  3. Nuance
  4. Dynamics – various
  5. Attack – ictus
  6. Release
  7. Quality – timbre
  8. Pitch
  9. Fingering
  10. Position
  11. Intonation – tonality
  12. Balance – chordal
  13. Precision
  14. Style
  15. Interpretation
  16. Metric and Arithmetic Matters
  17. Composer
  18. Cleins
  19. Staff
  20. Vibrato
  21. Expression
  22. Conductor’s Gestures – directions
  23. Tongue
  24. Teeth
  25. Embouchure
  26. Breath – bow
  27. Eye – hear
  28. Key Signature
  29. Meter Signature
  30. Musical Terms
  31. Acoustics
  32. Locus
  33. Articulation
  34. Pronunciation
  35. Texture
  36. Harmonic Influence (i.e., “leading tone”)
  37. Phrasing
  38. Aesthetics
  39. Function

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