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Duration
How long a sound is or how short a sound is
Whole note
Longest tone in music. 4 equal counts
Half note
Shorter tone in music with 2 equal counts
Quarter note
Even shorter tone with one count
rest
where no music is played or sung
rhythm
sound organized in time
steady beat
beat is given at the same time 1,2,1,2,1,2,
measure
seperates beats into groups
strong beat
one loud beat in a series of beats
metronome
instrument used to manage beat regularity
meter
indicates how many beats per measure the composer desires
Melody
A combination of high and low sounds together
musical theme
a pattern in music that occurs several times thoroughout a piece of music
note
symbol of sound
musical staff
the five lines and five spaces on which all music is written
ttreble
staff for high notes of sounds
treble clef
symbol for high notes
bass clef
symbol for low notes
sobrano
high voice
alto
mid-high voice
tenor
male mid voice
baritone
mid-low male voice
bass
very low voice or sound
Pitch
noise cause by vibration high-fast low-slow
scale
do, re, me, fa, so, la, ti, do
steps
sound moves from one note to another without skipping a tone
repeated tone
tone that does not change its pitch
leaps
pitch moves up and down ex. jingle bells
flat
sound moves down a half step
sharp
sound moves up a half step
key change
music change from one flat or sharp to another
form
how music is written
melody pattern
a pattern heard several times during a song
rondo
musical form that has different sections. chorus is repeated after each section
repeat sign
handy symbol that tells the musicianwhen to go back and play or sing a passage again
dynamics
how loud or soft the music should be
cresendo
symbol stating music shall gradually get louder
tempo
speed of the beat
staccato
notes are detached or separated
woodwind
instuments with wood clarinet oboe saxophone basson flute piccolo
brass
instruments made with tubes of brass
strings
instruments made with strings, violin,viola,cello, string bass
timbre
each instrument has its own voice
mood
feeling that a piece of music creates for the listener
minor key
bluesy or sad music
ballads
songs that tell stories
solo
one instrument or voice production
chorus
a large group singing
capella
voice sung without musical accompaniement
harmony
two or more different tones being played or sung together
texture
how one voice or instrument alone sounds different from other voices or instuments
musical conversation
one voice asks a question in song and the other(s) answer it
Texas our texas
state song