Harmony and Tonality key words

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Dissonant
Notes / chords sound like they clash
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Modulation
The piece changes key- dominant/ sub-dominant/ relative major/ relative minor
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Minor
Sounds sad
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Major
Sounds happy
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Chromatic
Uses notes outside the key- adds colour
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Cadence
The ending of a piece
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Perfect Cadence
Sounds finished V-I
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Imperfect cadence
Sound unfinished- any chord- V
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Plagal Cadence
Ahmen- IV-I
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Interrupter cadence
Suddenly cuts off- V-VI
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Diatonic
Uses notes within the key
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Consonant
Notes sound good together
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Drone
A sustained note / chord in the bass
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Inverted drone
A high sustained note / chord
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Pedal
A repeated note / chord
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Card 2

Front

The piece changes key- dominant/ sub-dominant/ relative major/ relative minor

Back

Modulation

Card 3

Front

Sounds sad

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Sounds happy

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Uses notes outside the key- adds colour

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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