The two Melodic Devices are: Sequence and Appoggiatura.
To remember these think 'Marks and Spencer'!
Marks - And - Spencer
Melodic Device - Appoggiatura - Sequence
There are two Harmonic Devices and they are: Circle of 5ths and Pedal.
To Remember these think 'Harry Cuts Peas'!
Harry - Cuts - Peas
Harmonic Device - Circle of 5ths - Pedal
There are 4 rhythmic devices and they are: Syncopation, Ostinato, Augmentation/Diminution and Cross Rhythms.
To remember these think 'Ryan sucks on angry carrots'!
Ryan - Rhythmic Devices
Sucks - Syncopation
On - Ostinato
Angry - Augmentation/Diminution
Carrots - Cross Rhythms
Playing Techniques and Instrument Specifics!
There are 7 things to do with playing techniques. Learn them by using this anagram!
Peter - Playing techniques and instrument specifics
Trips - Tremolo - played on bowed Strings
Ryan - Roll, Fill, Rim Shot - played on drums
So - Strumming/Picking - quitars
Paul - Pizzicato/arco - played on orchestral string instruments
Was - With mute
Violently - Vibrato
Pushed - Portamento - played on vocals and trombone
Describing words for Melody
Scalic, Triadic, Apreggio ( all either ascending or descending
Ornamented ( turns, grace notes, mordents, appoggiatura)
Describing words for Texture
Melody and Accompaniment
Describing words for Harmony and Tonality
Many notes, Few notes in a chord