Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Sequences are so sparkly..........

So a sequence is pretty much a melodic or harmonic idea at different pitch levels either raising or lowering by the same or similar intervals. This is the modern day explanation. Back in the day though a sequence had to do with a type of music. Sequences were actually Mass chants. So when you see the term sequence in any writings, it may either be speaking about the Mass chants or the melodic/harmonic idea.

Thanks to Professor Engelsdorfer for helping me out with this definition and The New Harvard Dictionary of Music!!!!!!!!