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legato
connects noteso f different pitches and tells the person 2 play smooth
melody
series of pitches organized in a meaningful way
motive
smallest unit of melody
phrase
a musical sentence
stacato
play notes ina detached fashiion
theme
main idea of a piece of music
section
muisc
flat
play half step lower
half step
distance from one key to the next
cadence
a musical punctuation
ternary form
musical statement, contrast, return
score
basically the grand staff, except it has each instruments music on it
form
the shape of a piece of music, ABA
binary form
musical statement and musical counterstatement, AB
natural sign
cancelsa previous sign
sharp
half step higher
consonant
complete and pleasnat harmony
chord
a group of pitches played simultaneously
texture
layers of sound in music
dominant
5th note of a major scale
harmony
2 or more pitches sounding at the same time
chromatic scale
the set of twelve pitches represented by al the white and black notes on the piano
dissonant
unstable or unpleasant harmony
progression
movement of one chord/harmoney to another
accompaniment
harmonies that support the melodies in a pieceo of music
modulation
a change of key
accidental
adding a pitch that isn't part of the key
relative keys
2 keys with the same key signatures
tonic
first note of a major scale
unison
2 parts play the same not
homophony
main melody with accompaniment
polyphony
2 or more melodies played @ the smae time