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no feeling of tonality
atonal
in the most advanced style
avant-garde
a jazz style of the 1940s
bebop
a type of African American vernacular music,used in jazz,R&B,rock & other styles of popular music
blues
type of contemporary music in which certain elements, such as the order of the notes or their pitches, are not specified by the composer but are left to chance
Chance(Aleatoric) Music
producing music on computers
Computer music
everything is understated
cool
an early 20th century movement in art,music,and literature in Germany & Austria
expressionism
the wild beasts
fauves
jazz rock
fusion
a French artistic movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
impressionism
when jazz musicians, do not play a song the way they hear or see on paper
improvisation
reading or playing a melody or a twelve tone series upside down
inverted
collected improvisation
jamming
a major african american performance style that has influenced all 20th century popular music
jazz
a late 20th century style involving many repetitions of simple musical fragments
minimalism
era in 3rd quarter of the 20th century-highly intellectual
modernism
music composed with natural sounds recorded electronically
musique concrete
an 8th note scale consisting of half and whole steps in alternation
octatonic scale
a 5 note scale playable on the black notes of a keyboard
pentatonic scale
a style of American popular music around 1900, usually for piano, which led to jazz
ragtime
reading or playing a melody or twelve tone series backwards
retrograde
the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
scat singing
the technique of composing with a series, generally a twelve tone series
serialism
ligeti, locks of sound on top of each other(tone cluster)
sound complexes
big band jazz
swing
an electronic apparatus that generates sounds for electronic music
synthesizers
to move a whole piece, or a section of a piece, or a twelve tone series, from one pitch level to another
transposed
method of composition devised by Arnold Schoenberg in which the twelve pitches of the octave are ordered and strictly manipulated
twelve tone system
music that has developed in America outside the European concert music tradition
vernacular music