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Escapement
the rebounding of the hammer form the piano string to allow for the ringing
Counterpoint
voices go in opposite directions
Interval
the distance between any two notes
Dynamics
the relative loudness or softness of a pitch
Timbre/Tone Color
the quality of a particular sound
Harmonic Series
The collection of Pitches
Equal Temperament
divides the octave into 12 equal parts
Just Temperament
Opposite from Equal Temperament with Pure Intervals
Well Temperament
Circular Temperament
Can Play any major or minor key and it will not sound perceptibly out of tune
Chromatic Scale
Contains all twelve pitches of the Western tempered scale
Overture
an instrumental composition used in opera to prepare the audience for the drama to follow
Recitative
a vocal stylethat is constructed by imitating natural speech inflections
Serial Music
a term oftern used for twelve-tone music in which music is constructed by a specific ordering of the twelve chromatic pitches
Pitch
the highness or lowness that we hear in a sound and is determined by the frequency of the vibration
Solfege
a way of assigning syllables to names of the musical scale