What are consonances and dissonances?
Music is made of continuous alternating between moments of tension and rest.
We have already mentioned how in the scale some notes have a dynamic role (dominant and leadin tone), while others have a function of rest (tonic). When overlapping sounds, we can create either a sensation of stability or of tension and thus create a harmonic interval.
Depending on the possible combinations, we are able to obtain very different sensations of hearing.
Today’s lesson includes various things:
- We will see in depth consonances and dissonances
- We will introduce an important concept, the resolution of a dissonance.
- We will learn to classify different intervals and when an interval is consonance or a dissonance
At the end of the videos you will find a pdf table classifying the consonance and dissonance intervals.
Learning material of this lesson
|4 videos||22 mins|
|1. What consonances and dissonances are||3m 46s|
|2. The way to classify intervals in consonances and dissonances||4m 56s|
|3. Practical examples of consonances and dissonances||6m 04s|
|4. What is ‘resolution’ and its important consequences in studying harmony||6m 50s|
|+ 1 pdf files|
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Interestingly opening my sence of understanding, regarding harmonic construction: I can hardly wait to begin imposing my will towards “breaking all the rules”, yet correctly!
Correct! This is the right way of making music: “breaking all the rules, yet correctly”. Once you know music theory in depth, you can follow your own path.