Listening Key Words (Rhythm and Metre)

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Pulse
Consists of beats in a repeating series
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Simple time
Each of these beats can be broken into two notes
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Compound time
It is divided by three
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Augmentation
Compositional device where a melody is presented in longer note-values than were previously used
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Diminution
A long note is divided into a series of shorter notes
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Hemiola
A metrical pattern in which two bars in simple triple time are articulated as if they were three bars in simple duple time
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Dotted rhythms
Increases its value by half again
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Triplets
A group of three notes having the time value of two notes of the same kind
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Syncopation
Involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat.
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Tempo
The speed at which a piece of music is played
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Polyrhythm
Is the simultaneous combination of contrasting rhythms in a musical composition
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Bi-rhythm
Two independent rhythms played simultaneously
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Fill
Is a short passage of music which helps to bridge the gaps between sections or phrases of a melody in a piece of music
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Card 2

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Each of these beats can be broken into two notes

Back

Simple time

Card 3

Front

It is divided by three

Back

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Card 4

Front

Compositional device where a melody is presented in longer note-values than were previously used

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A long note is divided into a series of shorter notes

Back

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