Flashcards - Elements of Music

Flashcards - Elements of Music
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key signature
In musical notation, a key signature is a set of sharp , flat , and rarely, natural symbols placed together on the staff
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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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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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natural sign
In music theory, a natural is an accidental which cancels previous accidentals and represents the unaltered pitch of a note
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binary form
Binary form is a musical form in two related sections, both of which are usually repeated
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homophony
In music, homophony is a texture in which a primary part is supported by one or more additional strands that flesh out the harmony and often provide rhythmic contrast
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compound meter

Compound meter has a division of three parts per beat, like a triplet

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ternary form
Ternary form, sometimes called song form, is a three-part musical form where the first section is repeated after the second section ends
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symphony
A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written by composers for orchestra
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sonata form
Sonata form is a musical structure used widely since the middle of the 18th century
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motif

Once the themes of a sonata have been established, the composer begins the development. The composer takes a small section or motif from one of the themes and uses it to create new musical ideas.

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concerto
A concerto is a musical composition, whose characteristics have changed over time
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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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scale

In music, a scale is a set of pitches that are usually arranged in ascending or descending order.

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frequency

Frequency is the number of repeated sound waves in one second.

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frequency

Frequency is the number of repeated sound waves in one second.

scale

In music, a scale is a set of pitches that are usually arranged in ascending or descending order.

tonality
Tonality is a musical system that arranges pitches or chords to induce a hierarchy of perceived relations, stabilities, and attractions
concerto
A concerto is a musical composition, whose characteristics have changed over time
motif

Once the themes of a sonata have been established, the composer begins the development. The composer takes a small section or motif from one of the themes and uses it to create new musical ideas.

sonata form
Sonata form is a musical structure used widely since the middle of the 18th century
symphony
A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written by composers for orchestra
ternary form
Ternary form, sometimes called song form, is a three-part musical form where the first section is repeated after the second section ends
compound meter

Compound meter has a division of three parts per beat, like a triplet

homophony
In music, homophony is a texture in which a primary part is supported by one or more additional strands that flesh out the harmony and often provide rhythmic contrast
binary form
Binary form is a musical form in two related sections, both of which are usually repeated
natural sign
In music theory, a natural is an accidental which cancels previous accidentals and represents the unaltered pitch of a note
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
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
key signature
In musical notation, a key signature is a set of sharp , flat , and rarely, natural symbols placed together on the staff
piano
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument, in which the strings are struck by hammers
violin
The violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family
sonata
Sonata , in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to a cantata , a piece sung
sixteenth notes
In music, a 16th note or semiquaver is a note played for half the duration of an eighth note , hence the name
whole note
In music, a whole note or semibreve is a note represented by a hollow oval note head, like a half note , and no note stem
time signature
The time signature is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats are to be contained in each bar and which note value is to be given one beat
menuet

A menuet is a social dance of French origin for two people, usually in 3/4 time

minuet

A minuet is a social dance of French origin for two people, usually in 3/4 time

monophonic music
In music, monophony is the simplest of musical textures, consisting of a melody , typically sung by a single singer or played by a single instrument player without accompanying harmony or chords
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
dotted notes
In Western musical notation, a dotted note is a note with a small dot written after it
overtones
An overtone is any frequency greater than the fundamental frequency of a sound
meter

A time signature or meter is a written indicator that shows the number of beats per measure and the type of note that carries the beat in a piece of music.

minor scale

There are three types of minor scales. The natural minor scale pattern is W-H-W-W-H-W-W. The harmonic minor pattern is W-H-W-W-H-1.5-H. The melodic minor scale pattern is W-H-W-W-W-W-H.

consonant chords

Harmony can drive emotion in music and it typically resolves to a stable or consonant, chord. Consonant chords are considered pleasant or stable.

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