Flashcards - Elements of Melody

Flashcards - Elements of Melody
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pentatonic
A pentatonic scale is a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave in contrast to a heptatonic scale such as the major scale and minor scale
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chromatic scale
The chromatic scale is a musical scale with twelve pitches, each a semitone above or below another
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tonality
Tonality is a musical system that arranges pitches or chords to induce a hierarchy of perceived relations, stabilities, and attractions
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frequency
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time
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scale
Weighing scales are devices to measure weight or calculate mass
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blues
Blues is a genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century
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melody
A melody , also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity
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chord
A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of usually three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously
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chord
A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of usually three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously
melody
A melody , also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity
blues
Blues is a genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century
scale
Weighing scales are devices to measure weight or calculate mass
frequency
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time
tonality
Tonality is a musical system that arranges pitches or chords to induce a hierarchy of perceived relations, stabilities, and attractions
chromatic scale
The chromatic scale is a musical scale with twelve pitches, each a semitone above or below another
pentatonic
A pentatonic scale is a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave in contrast to a heptatonic scale such as the major scale and minor scale
circle of fifths
In music theory, the circle of fifths is the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys
octave
In music, an octave or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency
half-step
A semitone, also called a half step or a half tone, is the smallest musical interval commonly used in Western tonal music, and it is considered the most dissonant when sounded harmonically
tetrachord
In music theory, traditionally, a tetrachord is a series of four notes separated by three smaller intervals that span the interval of a perfect fourth, a 4:3 frequency proportion
key signature
In musical notation, a key signature is a set of sharp , flat , and rarely, natural symbols placed together on the staff
octatonic scale
An octatonic scale is any eight-note musical scale
consonant
In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract
minor

Music in a minor key uses several notes that are lowered by a half-step or the smallest distance between two notes. This makes the music sound more dissonant and less pleasing to the ear. This music is generally somber or sad.

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