What harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements are common in 20th Century Music?

The harmonic elements that are common in 20th century music are the regular use of dissonance, and a lack of classical chord progressions. This dissonance is also unlikely to be prepared as seen with music of earlier eras. There is also likely to be melodic angularity, as well as use of chromaticism in the melodic lines. Many rhythmic techniques are also characteristic of 20th Century music, such as syncopation, and lack of regularity and repetition of rhythm.

Answered by Seb M. Music tutor


See similar Music GCSE tutors

Related Music GCSE answers

All answers ▸

I've heard the word supertonic before. What does this mean?

What should I say when asked to talk about the dynamics of a piece?

How am I able to recognise what kind of genre an excerpt of sacred vocal music may be from

What is the circle of fifths?

We're here to help

contact us iconContact usWhatsapp logoMessage us on Whatsapptelephone icon+44 (0) 203 773 6020
Facebook logoInstagram logoLinkedIn logo

© MyTutorWeb Ltd 2013–2023

Terms & Conditions|Privacy Policy