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Classical Music/Slavonic dances orchestral


I keep listening to the music and am trying to figure out what textures and dynamics I am hearing.  Also what does it mean when I am asked what elements of the music help me identify it.

You might mention:
instruments that are playing (and do these change; if so, do they change in relation to some
     other item, such as violins only in the loud sections
what the musical form is (a dance, a fugue)
rhythms used
whether the notes are high and/or low; whether they are always high or always low
whether the music is blocks of sound (chords: homophonic) or whether there are many different
    "threads" that are woven together, such as in a fugue (polyphonic)

You are correct in looking at texture and dynamics.

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Martha Beth Lewis


I have a PhD in musicology, with expertise in medieval - Renaissance - Baroque - Classical periods, but I'll try to help you with any period.

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