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Melody

pitch + rhythm



conjunct

notes close together

Disjunct

notes far apart



Harmony

2 or more notes played at same time

consonance

pleasing to ear

dissonance

not pleasing to ear

Timbre

sound quality

Dynamics

(volume) soft or loud

meter

organization of strong & weak beats (time signature)

Tempo

speed



syncopation

accents between beats (jazz is always like this)



vocable

words w/ no meaning (Native American Music)

melisma

more than 1 note per syllable (Japanese music)

Glissando

sliding from 1 pitch to another w/ no specific rhythm

range

lowest note to highest note

form of Blues

AAB= same(A), same(A), different(B)

Secular

not religious

Vernacular

music of a region or country

shape note system

-uses shapes instead of ovals


-for people who can't read normal music

Pentatonic scale

5 note scale

Atonal

not in certain key

Avant-garde

experimental

monophonic

1melody, no harmony

woodwind

flute, saxophone,

percussion

snare, cowbell, triangle

keyboard

piano, organ

Brass

tuba, trumpet

African

1) learned by rote


2) Rhythm is most important

Indian

1) singers are highly trained


2) Raga- 22 note system


3) Rasa- Ascetic feeling