Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Timbre: The Building Blocks of Music
Whether it's the plinking done by a child when they come across a piano, Beethoven's fifth symphony, or Michael Jackson's thriller, if you pick any number of pieces of music from a hat, chances are they all have one thing in common:
Melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre.
The quintessential building blocks of music; while alone, these don't do much, but when put together, the result is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts.
In this video, Niko outlines the purpose of each "building block," while providing examples and context for budding musicians to start building their understanding of this foundational component of music theory!