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What is a stave?
A set of five parallel lines on or inbetween which notes are written to indicate pitch.
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What is a musical score?
An arangement/orchestration of a peice of music, usually for a specific instrument (group of instruments.)
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What is the treble clef?
A clef placing G above middle C on the second lowest line of the stave.
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What is the bass clef?
A clef placing F below middle C on the second highest line of the stave.
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What is 'simple duple'?
The term 'simple duple' refers to the time signature 2/4. Whenever 'simple' is used it indicates the beats in a bar can be broken into twos.
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What is 'triple'?
'Triple' is a meter which divides notes into threes per bar. Examples include 3/4, 3/2 and 3/8.
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What is quadruple meter?
Quadruple meter makes the notes in a bar divide into groups of four, the most common example being 4/4.
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What is compound duple meter?
Compound meter divides notes into groups of three, examples of compound duple are 4/2 and 4/8 which are also in quadruple meter.
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Define sharp.
A note raised a semitone above natural pitch.
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Define flat.
A note lowered a semitone below natural pitch.
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Define natural.
A sign denoting a natual note where the key signature calls for it to be flat/sharp.
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