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Rhythm
The way musical time is organized, the arrangement or duration of long and short beats
Rhythmic Piece
Rhythm is the primary identity or prominent element of the piece
Meter
the use of beats that are accented or non accented
What kind of meter are marches?
1,2
Beat
the basic unit for measuring rhythm
Accent
the act of emphasizing one beat more than the other
measure
(or bar) one cycle of a metical pattern
compound meter
the divisible part of the meter is divisible by 3
Simple Duple
divisible by 2 (simple meter)
Simple Triple
divisible by 3 but not compound (simple meter)
________ is the background and _______ is the foreground
Meter

Rhythm
Sincopation
when movement or accent happens off the beat(a reactiont ot he beat)
what indicates each measure?
bar lines
tempo
the term for the speed of music- the rate at which the basic, regular beats of the meter follow one another
scale
a collection of pitches used by musicians
octave
the "interval" between a pair of duplicating notes, eight notes a part in the diatonic scale and 13 in the chromatic
interval
the distance or difference between any two pitches
the diatonic scale
the set of 7 pitches originally used in western music
the chromatic scale
a later version of the diatonic scale that includes 12 pitches
Half step
the smalles interval, the distance between any two successive note of the chromatic scale
whole step
2 half steps
ties
connect 2 notes of the same pitch which indicates they are played continuously (slurred)
staccato
played in a detached fashion
triplets
3 notes bracketed together with and mared with a 3 (three notes take exactly the same time that would be taken by 2)
key signature
specifies that certain sharps or flats are to be played throughout a peice
scores
music for 2 or more instruments or voices