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Elements of music
Basic materials of which music is composed:rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre.
Rest
Sign that indicates silence, ot the cessation of musical sound.
Rag
Piece in ragtime.
Tempo
Rate of speed at which a musical piece is performed.
Quadruple meter
Four beats per measure.
Tonic
First and most important note of the major and minor scales.
Duple meter
Two beats per measure.
Tone
Sound with specific pitch, produced by a constant rate of vibration of the sound-producing medium.
Cadence
Stopping point
Metered Music
Music in which rhythm is organized into patterns of strong and weak beats.
Strain
Melodic section of a march or rag.
Upbeat
Last beat of a measure.
Flat
Sign (flat) indicating that a tone is to be performed one-half step lower than notated.
Syncopation
Occurrence of accents in unexpected places.
Sharp
Sign (#) indicating that a tone is to be performed one-half step higher than notated.
Dynamic Level
Level of volume.
Ragtime
Popular piano style in which the syncopated melody in the right hand is accompanied by regular beats in the left hand.
Rhythm
Arrangment of time in music.
Triple meter
Three beats per measure.
Pitch
Highness or Lowness of a sound.
Beat
Basic rhythmic pulse of music.
Frequency
Rate of sound wave's vibration.
Measure (bar)
Unit containing a number of beats.
Accent
Strong sound. Accents may be achieved by stress, duration, or position of a tone.
Downbeat
First beat of a measure.