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Accidental
A symbol that raises or lowers a pitch by a half or whole step.
Augmented
When a perfect or a major interval is made a half step larger without changing the numerical name.
Bass
The lowest voice
Circle of Fifths
Circle of Fifths: A diagram like the face of a clock that aids in the memorization of key signatures.
Clef
Clef: Must appear at the beginning of the staff in order to indicate which pitches are to be associated with which lines and spaces.
Compound intervals
Compound Intervals: Intervals larger than and including 8ve.
Consonant
pleasing to the ear
diminished
Diminished: When a perfect or minor interval is made a half step smaller without changing its numerical name.
Dissonant
not pleasing to the ear
enharmonic
Enharmonic: Notes that are spelled differently but sound the same.
Grand Staff
Grand Staff: A combination of two staves joined by a brace, with the top and bottom staves using treble and bass clefs, respectively.
Half step
Half Step: The distance from a key on the piano to the very next key, white or black.
Harmonic Interval
Harmonic Interval: Separates pitches that are sounded simultaneously.
Harmonic Minor Scale
Harmonic Minor Scale: A minor scale type which can be thought of as a major with lowered 3 and 6.
Intercal
Interval: The measurement of the distance in pitch between two notes.
Accidental
A symbol that raises or lowers a pitch by a half or whole step.
Augmented
When a perfect or a major interval is made a half step larger without changing the numerical name.
Bass
The lowest voice
Circle of Fifths
Circle of Fifths: A diagram like the face of a clock that aids in the memorization of key signatures.
Clef
Clef: Must appear at the beginning of the staff in order to indicate which pitches are to be associated with which lines and spaces.
Compound intervals
Compound Intervals: Intervals larger than and including 8ve.
Consonant
pleasing to the ear
diminished
Diminished: When a perfect or minor interval is made a half step smaller without changing its numerical name.
Dissonant
not pleasing to the ear
enharmonic
Enharmonic: Notes that are spelled differently but sound the same.
Grand Staff
Grand Staff: A combination of two staves joined by a brace, with the top and bottom staves using treble and bass clefs, respectively.
Half step
Half Step: The distance from a key on the piano to the very next key, white or black.
Harmonic Interval
Harmonic Interval: Separates pitches that are sounded simultaneously.
Harmonic Minor Scale
Harmonic Minor Scale: A minor scale type which can be thought of as a major with lowered 3 and 6.
Intercal
Interval: The measurement of the distance in pitch between two notes.
Simple Intervals
Simple Intervals: Intervals smaller than an 8ve.
Staff
Staff: Indicates the precise pitch desired. An arrangement of five lines and four spaces that can be extended through the use of ledger lines.
Tetrachord
Tetrachord: A four-note scalar pattern.
transpose
Transpose: To write or play music in some key other than the original.
tritone
Tritone: The term used for the +4 or its enharmonic equivalent, the (5.
Unison
Unison: In discussing intervals, the term used instead of 1.
Whole step
Whole Step: Skips the very next key on the piano keyboard and goes instead to the following one.