The essential elements of music

A short guide on the building blocks of songs

Headphones and musical notes
Headphones and musical notes
Source: PC Magazine

Definition

… I decided to call my music “organized sound” and myself, not a musician, but “a worker in rhythms, frequencies, and intensities.”

The basic elements

Decibel scale with examples
Decibel scale with examples
Source: Soundstop

Higher-level concepts

How we hear
How we hear
Source: ENT Florida

Elaborating on timbre

Source: Standing Waves.

Conclusion

References

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