AoS 1 Music GCSE (Handel, Mozart and Chopin)

key words from the AoS1 GCSE music

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CADENCE

two chords at the end of a musical phrase

1 of 18

HARMONIC RHYTHM

the number of times the chords change per bar

2 of 18

HEMIOLA

3 beats against two

3 of 18

HOMOPHONIC

same sound

same rhythm

different notes

4 of 18

MONOPHONIC

one sound in unison or octaves

5 of 18

POLYPHONIC

many sounds

different melodies

intertwined

6 of 18

COUNTER POINT

Tune V tune!

two melodies being played in different parts at the same time

7 of 18

IMITATIVE

seperate parts copying/ imitating each other

8 of 18

MODULATION

when the music changes key

9 of 18

PEDAL

a sustained note, repeated, usually in the bass part

10 of 18

PERFECT CADENCE

musical full stop (V-I) (5-1)

11 of 18

PLAGAL CADENCE

Amen candence (IV-I) (4-1)

12 of 18

IMPERFECT CADENCE

Musical comma (I-V) (1-5)

13 of 18

PITCH

how high or low the note sounds

14 of 18

TONIC

the chord of the key that the piece is in

15 of 18

MELLISIMA

lots of notes per syllable

16 of 18

SYLLABIC

1 note per syllable of lyric

17 of 18

TRIAD

basic chords

18 of 18

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