Key words- Music GCSE

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What is a leitmotif?
They are musical ideas accosiated with a certain charecter, object or place.
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What is diegetic music?
This is music that the character can hear.
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What is non diegetic music?
This is music that the character cannot hear. E.g Backround music.
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What is texture?
This is the diferent parts in a peice of music and how they relate to eachother.
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What does homophonic mean?
This is the same sounds and same rhythm but different notes, melody and accompaniment.
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What does polyphonic mean?
This is when two or more melodic lines are combined into a multivoiced texture. It's one of the most complex forms of music.
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What are the 3 textures of music?
This 3 textures of music include monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic.
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What is an ostinato?
This is a short repeating pattern.
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What is unison?
This is when instrements/voices play/sing exactly the same thing at the same time.
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When was the baroque period?
This was in the 1600-1750.
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What is verse chours form?
This is the common song structure.
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What is ternary form?
This is structure with 3 sections: A B A.
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What are dynamics?
This is the quietest and loudest volume of an instrument/voice, part or piece of music.
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What is a tremolo/tremolado?
This is a string tequnique where you shake the bow to repeat notes rapidly.
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What is a overdrive?
This is a electronic guitar effect (type of distortion).
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What is word painting?
This is wheather the words are set melismatically or syllabically.
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What is word setting?
This is how the music reflects the words.
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What does melismatic mean?
This is more that one note per syllable.
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What is a conjunct melody?
This is a melody in which all the notes move in steps and they have a smooth motion.
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What is a disjunct melody?
This is a melody in which all the notes move in leaps and jumps and they have a jaggered motion.
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what is tonality?
This is the key of the peice.
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What is a compount time?
This is beats devided into 3.
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What is a time sigrature?
This tells you how many of which type of beat there are in a bar.
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What is tempo?
This is how fast or slow the music is.
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What is a colla voce?
This is where the instrumentalists follow the singer, this results in a free/constant changing tempo.
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What is harmony?
This is the chords in a peice of music.
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What is dissonance?
This is when the notes clash.
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What is a semitone?
This is the type on interval-distance between white notes and black notes on a piano/keyboard.
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What is bitonality?
This is when a peice on music is played in 2 keys a once.
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What is a metre?
This is how many beats are in a bar.
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What is texture?

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What does homophonic mean?

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