Music Keywords

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  • Created on: 25-05-16 15:00
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 the music is.
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Instrumentation
The instruments used in a piece.
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Melody
The tune.
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Pitch
How high or low something is.
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Texture
How high or low something is.
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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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Balungan
The original melody in a Gamelan piece of music.
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Peking
The melody that decorates the original melody.
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Heterophonic
A decorated texture.
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Oral Tradition
The method of teaching music by ear, rather than through writing. It's passed down generations.
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Baroque
A era from approximately 1600-1750.
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Chord
Two or more notes played together at the same time. A 3 note chord is a triad. It uses 1, 3 & 5 of the scale.
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12 Bar Blues
The chord sequence used to structure Blues music.
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Improvisation
To make up music up on the spot.
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Blues Scale
The scale used as a stimulus for improvisation in Blues music.
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Sample
A digitally recorded fragment of sound.
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Looping
To repeat a sample.
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Metronome
A device that plays a pulse to you, to help you keep in time.
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Accompaniment
A part that supports a main melody or rhythm.
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Card 2

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Pulse

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The constant beat throughout a piece of music.

Card 3

Front

Dynamics

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Card 4

Front

Instrumentation

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Card 5

Front

Melody

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