Music: Timbre and Dynamics Revision Cards

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Brass
A instrument made form brass that requires you to blow into it, includes; horn, trumpet
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Percussion
A instrument that requires you to hit it, they are split into two groups; tuned (pinao) and untuned (drums)
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Woodwind
Original made form wood and required youto blow into or over the mouth piece, some used a single reed (clarinet), others used a double reed (oboe), or you blow over them (flute)
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Strings
A insturment that has strings that can be plucked (guitar) or bowed (violin)
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Articulation
Either staccato or slured
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Con arco
With a bow, used with string instruememts
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Pizzicato
Plucking a stringed instrument
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Con sordino
With a mute, used with brass instruments
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Tonguing
Creating detached notes
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Slurring
Notes are played legato not tongued
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Flutter tonguing
Purring as you blow
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Double tonguing
Used to get faster notes
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Finger picking
Playing one string or more at a time with your finger
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Strumming
Playing all strings at once (guitar)
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Vibrato
Vibrate, "wobble" on a long note
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Ensemble
Group of musicans
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Sampling
Taking a portion of someone else music and using it in your own
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Reverb
Echo to create a big feeling
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Panning
Left to right movement of sound (in headphones)
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Distortion
Effect in rock music (more aggressive)
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Chorus
Everyone joins in, repeated in pop music
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Multi-tracking
Recording using multiple tracks, allows separate recording of many sounds
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Compressions
Rediction in volume
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Double stopping
Playing two strings at a time
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Vocoder
Synthesize voice with musical instrument
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Tremolo
Moving the bow rapidly back and forth across the string for the same note
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Sequencer
An electrical device used to store sequences of rhythms, notes or chorus and turn them into electronic instruments
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Falsetto
High male voice (head voice)
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p (Piano)
Quite
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f (Forte)
Loud
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pp (pianissimo)
Very quite
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ff (fortissimo)
Very loud
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ppp (pianississimo)
Extremely quite
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fff (fortississimo)
Extremely loud
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mp (mezzo piano)
Moderatly quite
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mf (mezzo forte)
Moderatly loud
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Cresendo
Gradually get louder
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Decresendo/diminuendo
Gradually get quiter
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Molto
Much/many
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Poco a poco
Little by little
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fp (forte-piano)
Loud the quite
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fz (fortzando)/ sfz (sfortando)
With force
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sfp
Loud then quite
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Con
With
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Card 2

Front

A instrument that requires you to hit it, they are split into two groups; tuned (pinao) and untuned (drums)

Back

Percussion

Card 3

Front

Original made form wood and required youto blow into or over the mouth piece, some used a single reed (clarinet), others used a double reed (oboe), or you blow over them (flute)

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

A insturment that has strings that can be plucked (guitar) or bowed (violin)

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Either staccato or slured

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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