Music - Vocab

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What is polyphony?
Two or more melodies of equal importance playing at the same time.
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What does it mean if a piece of music is canonic?
It's repeated round with the second, third, fourth [...] players starting halfway through the previous player.
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What does playing in unison mean?
Two or more players playing the exact same thing.
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What is a pedal note?
A single note that is held or repeated in the bass.
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What is the term for starting a phrase on the upbeat of the previous bar?
Anacrusis.
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What would you do to a piece of music if you were to augment it?
Use the same melodic idea of the previous bar, but increase the note values.
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If a piece has no similarity to previous sections, and it is developed as it goes along, what form does that piece take?
Through-composed.
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What is a string orchestra?
An orchestra made up of first and second violins, violas, cellos and double basses.
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What is the term for four musicians, two of which play the violin, one playing the viola and one playing the cello?
A string quartet.
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It's repeated round with the second, third, fourth [...] players starting halfway through the previous player.

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What does it mean if a piece of music is canonic?

Card 3

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Two or more players playing the exact same thing.

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Card 4

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A single note that is held or repeated in the bass.

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Card 5

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Anacrusis.

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