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  • Created on: 28-07-13 09:05
multimetre
change in time signature
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metrical
uses normal accents
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accent
emphsis or stress. In 4/4 time, accent falls on first note and weaker on the third note
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syncopation
when the accent is on the weaker beats. In 4/4 time, accent falls on first note and weaker on the third note
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syncopation
when the accent is on the weaker beats. In 4/4 time, if the accent is not on the first and third beats, there is probably syncopation - off beat, umPa, umPa
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polyrhythmn
2 or more conflicting rhythmn patterns or accents at the same time. Often occur in heavily syncopated pieces which combine different metres
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cross rhythm
where 2 meters are played at the same to time (eg. America West side story)
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free rhythmn
music where the beat is indefininte (can't clap along)
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Ostinato
repeated pattern or pitch or rhythm. more continuous than a riff
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rubato
playing around with time
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note values
short?long?both? where abouts do they change?
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tempo
fast >slow. does it change? where abouts?
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lento
Very slow
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adagio
slow
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andante
walking pace
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moderato
moderately fast
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allegro
fast but unhurried
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vivace
quickly
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presto
very fast
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accelerando
gets faster
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ritardando
gets slower
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balance
achieving a correct proportion in each of the musical elements/concepts
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contrast
showing differences or opposites in the mood or character of the music e.g. loud vs. soft, long notes vs. short notes, polyphonic vs. homophonic texture
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variety
diversity or change e.g. variation form; development sections, same material with changes in metre or tonality
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unity
a sense of belonging, all the pieces work together e.g. development of motifs
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Card 2

Front

metrical

Back

uses normal accents

Card 3

Front

accent

Back

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Card 4

Front

syncopation

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

syncopation

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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