Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Serialism 

3) Online Reading: Serialism Music

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink:

- Serialism in music, describes music that is composed with ordered segments of musical elements.

-Set is an unordered collection.  Sets of pitches are written in curly braces { }

- The Prime Form of sets are written in square brackets [ ]

-Segment is an ordered collection

- Segments are written within angle brackets < >

- The most common ‘ordered segments’ are pitches

- An Element refers to any single musical feature such as dynamics, durations, intervals, pitches, etc.

- Other elements may also be ordered, including dynamics, durations, articulations, etc.

Objective 55.2: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 55.2: Define serialism, set, segment, and element in the context of serial composition