Flashcards - Meter & Rhythm

Flashcards - Meter & Rhythm
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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
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sixteenth notes
In music, a 16th note or semiquaver is a note played for half the duration of an eighth note , hence the name
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metric accent
The metre of music is its rhythmic structure, the patterns of accents heard in regularly recurring measures of stressed and unstressed beats at the frequency of the music's pulse
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marcato
Marcato is a musical instruction indicating a note, chord, or passage is to be played louder or more forcefully than surrounding music
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accent

Musical rhythms tend to have natural accents or emphasis on certain notes within a meter.

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diminished
The diminished seventh chord is commonly used in the harmony of both Western classical music and also in jazz and popular music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
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chords
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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syncopated
In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat
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compound

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

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compound

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

syncopated
In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat
chords
A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of usually three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously
diminished
The diminished seventh chord is commonly used in the harmony of both Western classical music and also in jazz and popular music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
accent

Musical rhythms tend to have natural accents or emphasis on certain notes within a meter.

marcato
Marcato is a musical instruction indicating a note, chord, or passage is to be played louder or more forcefully than surrounding music
metric accent
The metre of music is its rhythmic structure, the patterns of accents heard in regularly recurring measures of stressed and unstressed beats at the frequency of the music's pulse
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
dotted notes
In Western musical notation, a dotted note is a note with a small dot written after it
sonata
Sonata , in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to a cantata , a piece sung
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
minuet

A minuet 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 34 time
key signature
In musical notation, a key signature is a set of sharp , flat , and rarely, natural symbols placed together on the staff
rhythm is repeated
Rhythm generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions"
irregular rhythm

The basic rhythm that the song is written around is the regular rhythm. An irregular rhythm breaks from the normal regular pattern. It's different, and can often sound strange to people who are used to Western music

meter

Time signature is also referred to as meter and is a symbol that shows what type of note gives the beat of the song and how many beats are in one measure.

minor

A minor scale has whole steps between all degrees except a half step between the 2nd and 3rd, 5th and 6th, and 7th and 8th degrees. The minor tonality is generally thought of as serious, sad or dark sounding

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