Introduction to Music and Noise

LESSON – MUSIC AND NOISE 

 

TOPIC
  • Introduction
  • Meaning and Importance of Music
  • Source of Music
  • Meaning and Types of Sound
  • Source of Sound
  • Meaning and Source of Noise
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Noise

 

INTRODUCTION 

Music is an organized sound that is pleasant.

It is a written signs representing vocal or instrumental sound.

 

SOURCE OF MUSIC 

The source of music can be classified into two (2) sources,

 

1. Primary source

2. Secondary source

 

PRIMARY SOURCE OF MUSIC 

Primary sources reveal information about the production and performance of music, aural traditions, histories of musical composition, notation, and technique, information about music theory and about individuals’ and cultures’ technological advancement, economy, education, cognition, and more.

Danielle Loftus (2012)

Examples of primary sources:

1. Manuscript music sources

2. Musical instruments

3. Sheet music

4. Composer’s notes, correspondence or autobiographies

5. Musical performances/recordings/films of live performances

 

SECONDARY SOURCE OF MUSIC 

Secondary sources offer an analysis or a restatement of primary sources.

Examples of secondary sources:

1. Dictionaries

2. Encyclopedias

3. Textbooks

4. Monographs and articles that interpret, analyze, or review research works

Reference source of Primary and Secondary Sources, University of Regina Library

 

IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC 

The importance of music are as follows:

 

1. It is pleasing to the body and soul.

2. It brings people together.

3. It improves your health and wellbeing.

4. It improves confidence and resilience.

5. It is fun.

6. It is used for communication.

 

MEANING OF SOUND

Sound is anything that can be heard by people or animals.

It is a form of energy that is made up of vibration or sound wave.

 

TYPES OF SOUND 

There are many different types of sound,

1. Audible and inaudible sounds

2. Pleasant and unpleasant sounds

3. Soft and loud sounds

4. Noise and musical sounds

 

1. AUDIBLE AND INAUDIBLE SOUNDS 

Audible sounds is a sound that is loud enough to be heard.

Inaudible sound is a sound that is not loud enough to be heard.

 

2. PLEASANT AND UNPLEASANT SOUNDS 

 

Pleasant sound is a sound that is good and in harmony with human hearing.

Unpleasant sound is a sound that is not good and not harmony with human hearing.

 

3. SOFT AND LOUD SOUNDS 

Soft sound is a sound that has a very low volume while loud sound is a sound has a very high volume.

 

4. NOISE AND MUSICAL SOUNDS 

Noise is a unpleasant sound while music is a pleasant sound.

Music can be both pleasant and unpleasant sounds.

 

SOURCE OF SOUND/THINGS THAT PRODUCE SOUND 

There are different source of sound,

1. Voice sound

2. Instrumental sound

3. Natural sound

 

1. VOICE SOUNDS 

Voice is a sound produced by human or animals.

 

2. INSTRUMENTAL SOUNDS 

Instrumental sound is sound produced by musical instruments like drums, piano, etc.

 

3. NATURAL SOUNDS 

 

Natural sound is sound produced by nature such as the trees, air, thunder, rivers, occurs, etc.

 

SOURCE OF SOUND 

Noise is a sound that is irritating and unpleasant for hearing.

There are different source of noise,

1. Loud music

2. Transportation (traffic, rail, airplanes, etc.)

3. Generator

4. People

5. Fighting

6. Crisis such as accidents

7. Crying

8. Pain

 

IMPORTANCE OF NOISE 

The importance of noise are as follows:

1. It is a form of expression such as happiness, pain, crying, loss of family member, etc.

2. It serves as an emergency call for help or support to save, rescue or assist other people from danger, sickness, etc.

3. It serves as a mean of getting attention or make a point.

4. It is a call for celebration.

 

DISADVANTAGES OF NOISE 

The disadvantages of noise are as follows:

 

1. Hypertension

2. High blood pressure

3. Heart attack

4. Sleeplessness or sleep disturbance

5. Stress

6. distraction

7. Loss of hearing

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

SECTION A – Answer all the questions. 

1. _______ is a written signs representing vocal or instrumental sound.

A. Music

B. Sound

C. Noise

 

2. _______ and _______ are sound.

 

A. Music and play

B. Music and sound

C. Music and noise

 

3. Music is a _______.

A. Unpleasant sound

B. Pleasant sound

C. Noise sound

 

4. Noise is a _______.

A. Unpleasant sound

B. Pleasant sound

C. Noise sound

 

5. Music is an _______.

A. instrument sound

B. unorganized sound

C. organized sound

 

State the sources of sound.

6. ________________

7. ________________

8. ________________

 

9. _______ is a sound produced by human and animals.

 

A. Natural sound

B. Voice sound

C. Instrumental sound

 

10. _______ is a sound produced by musical instruments.

A. Natural sound

B. Voice sound

C. Instrumental sound

 

11. _______ is a sound produced by nature.

A. Natural sound

B. Voice sound

C. Instrumental sound

 

12. Human and animals are examples of _______.

A. Natural sound

B. Voice sound

C. Instrumental sound

 

13. Trees and rivers are examples of _______.

A. Natural sound

B. Voice sound

C. Instrumental sound

 

14. Piano and guitar are examples of _______.

 

A. Natural sound

B. Voice sound

C. Instrumental sound

 

15. Noise is a general sound.

A. True

B. False

C. Not sure

 

SECTION B – Answer 5 questions this section.

1. explain the meaning of music.

2. state 5 importance of music.

3. differentiate between primary and secondary source of music.

4. give 5 examples of primary sources of music.

5. list 5 examples of secondary sources of music.

6. differentiate between the following:

 

  • Audible and inaudible sounds
  • pleasant and unpleasant sounds.
  • soft and loud sounds
  • noise and music

7. discuss 3 sources of sound with appropriate examples.

8. state 5 benefits and 5 disadvantages of noise.

 

 

 

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