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Pitch
highness or lowness of a sound described by a frequency determined by length/size of vibrating object
Frequency
number of vibrations per second
tone
musical sound, perceivable pitch
duration
length of time the vibration can be heard
amplitude
volume, loudness
melody
line/tune in music, succession of single pitches that are recognizable as a whole horizontal aspect
range
distance between lowest/highest notes
ex. wide, narrow, medium
contour
overall shaping
ex. ascend,descend, wavelike
conjunct
moved by a small intervals in a joined connected manner
disjunct
move in larger, disconnected intervals
phrase
unit of meaning w/n larger structure
cadence
punctuates music like comma/period
ex. inconclusive, conclusive
countermelody
added tune
nonmetric
without strong sense of beat/meter, pulse is veiled/weak
rhythm
movement of music in time