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Cards (63)

Section 1

(50 cards)

chord

Front

three or more tones sounded at once, they are played simultaneously

Back

SATB

Front

soprano, alto, tenor, bass

Back

music

Front

organization of sounds in time

Back

rhythm

Front

flow of music through time

Back

tone

Front

is a definite pitch, have specific frequencies

Back

dissonant

Front

unstable tense chords

Back

tonic

Front

triad built on the 1st scale most stable restful chord

Back

adagio

Front

slow

Back

progression

Front

the way chords follow each other

Back

triad

Front

simplest most basic chord, made up of three notes which are notated on 3 adjacent lines or spaces

Back

resolution

Front

movement away from dissonance

Back

meter

Front

grouping of beats

Back

syncopation

Front

emphasis placed on an unexpected note or beat

Back

monophonic texture

Front

single, unaccompanied melody, literally one sound

Back

grave

Front

very slow, solemn

Back

vivace

Front

lively

Back

chorus

Front

group of singers

Back

pitch

Front

highness or lowness of sound, determined by frequency of vibration, fast vibration=high ___ slow vibration= _____

Back

molto

Front

much

Back

beat

Front

recurrent pulsation

Back

homophonic texture

Front

one melody with chordal accompaniment

Back

music notation

Front

written music that allows for absent or dead composers to communicate their ideas

Back

metronome

Front

indicates the exact tempo

Back

allegretto

Front

moderately fast

Back

octave

Front

has 12 half steps in which is an interval, used in western music

Back

allegro

Front

fast

Back

non troppo

Front

not too much

Back

moderato

Front

moderate

Back

Legato

Front

long notes

Back

scales

Front

are made up of whole and half steps

Back

presto

Front

very fast

Back

Harmony

Front

additional notes or chords that accompany the melody and/or form chordal textures

Back

arpeggio

Front

broken chords

Back

Key

Front

a central tone or pitch that melodies are built around, also known as the tonic

Back

symphony orchestra

Front

modern large ensemble containing many instrument types

Back

accent

Front

emphasis is placed on beat/tone

Back

Properties of musical sound

Front

four main properties

Back

largo

Front

very slow, broad

Back

dominant

Front

triads built on the 5th scale most unstable tense chord

Back

polyphonic texture

Front

2 or more equally important melodies sounding simultaneously

Back

intervals

Front

the space from one note to another

Back

tone color

Front

aka timbre, is the quality of sound, changes in tone color create variety and contrast

Back

consonance

Front

stable restful chords

Back

prestissimo

Front

as fast as possible

Back

notating pitch

Front

a,b,c,d,e,f,g

Back

andante

Front

moderately slow, a walking pace

Back

Melody

Front

series of single notes that add up to a recognizable whole, has a beginning middle and end, tension and release, stepwise vs. leap motion, there is a climax ie mary had a little lamb, made up of phrases

Back

staccato

Front

short notes

Back

tempo

Front

the speed of the beat, the pace

Back

musical texture

Front

layering of sound, how layers relate

Back

Section 2

(13 cards)

range

Front

distance between voice or instruments highest and lowest possible pitch

Back

cadence

Front

a termination of musical phrase

Back

heterophony

Front

spontaneous variations of two or more performers

Back

diatonic scale

Front

seven tone scale composed of five whole steps

Back

amplitude

Front

loudness, amount of vibration measured in decibel, discussed in terms of dynamic range

Back

pentatonic scale

Front

three whole notes two intervals of a step and a half

Back

common time

Front

mostly used beat

Back

time signature

Front

indicates the meter of a piece of music

Back

frequency

Front

vibrations that occur at a faster or slower rate

Back

polyrhythm

Front

simultaneous combination of two or more rhythmic lines

Back

vibrations

Front

all sound that is created in the air, can be called sound waves

Back

interval

Front

difference in pitch between two tones

Back

score

Front

includes music for every instrument

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