Music Keywords

Time Signature
How many beats there are in each bar
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Ostinato
A repeating pattern
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Rock 'n' Roll
A style of music that developed from blues and folk music, that is characterised by its simple and repetitive style
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Beatlemania
The term given to the frenzy created by the Beatles amongst their fans
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Diminished 7th Chord
A minor triad with a flattened 7th at the top
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Trill
Rapid repetition of two neighbouring notes
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Tremolo
Rapid repetition of the same note
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Dissonance
Notes that clash
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Consonance
Notes that sound good together
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Pedal Note
A low pitched not that is held continuously
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Sequence
Repetition of the same musical idea, but at a higher or lower pitch
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Tempo
How fast or slow the music is
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Pulse
The constant beat throughout a piece of music
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Dynamics
How loud or quiet in a piece
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Instrumentation
The instruments used in a place
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Melody
The tune
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Pitch
How high or low something is
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Texture
How the instruments and layer work together in a piece
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Timbre
The sound or tone quality of a particular instrument or piece
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Structure
The form or layout of a piece of music
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Rhythm
How long or short the notes are
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Layering
The way the different parts are built up
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Phasing
The same repeated phrase at different times
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Note Addition
Where notes are added to a repeated phrase
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Metamorphosis
Gradually changing musical ideas over time
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Card 2

Front

A repeating pattern

Back

Ostinato

Card 3

Front

A style of music that developed from blues and folk music, that is characterised by its simple and repetitive style

Back

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Card 4

Front

The term given to the frenzy created by the Beatles amongst their fans

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A minor triad with a flattened 7th at the top

Back

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