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Pulse
beat of the music
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Time signature
simple and compound time: 2/4 3/4
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Regular rhythms
made up of regular groups
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irregular groups
do not fit into the usual rhythmic patterns
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Augmentation
the note-lengths of the original melody are made longer
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Diminution
the note-lengths of the original melody are shortenend
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Hemiola
rhythm has three against metrical feel.
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Cross rhythm
when two different rhythms are played together at the same time
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Syncoption
when a composer changes the usual stress of the beats in the bar
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polyrhythmic
when two or more different rhythms are played at the same time
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Diatonic
will only use notes from the same scale
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Chromatic
uses black notes in scale
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Dissonant
clashes and sounds uncomfortable
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Consonant
doesn't clash
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pedal note
sustained or repeated note
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Drone
sustained or repeated note in the bass
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chord
has two or more notes of a different pitch played together
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Triad
most common type of chords made up of three notes.
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Harmonic
chordal texture / melody with accompainiment
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Homophonic
chordal texture / melody with accompaniment
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Broken chord
to play the notes of a chord separateley
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polyphonic / contrapuntal
weaving together two or more equally important melodic lines
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imitate
to copy
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canon
round of imitating voices
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unison
playing/singing at the same pitch
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monophonic
a single line melody
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interval
degrees of the scale
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acciaccture
crushed note
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appooggiatura
non crushed note
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modal
ancient scales
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pentatonic scale
five note scale
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whole tone scale
whole tones
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sequence
melodic phrase repeated at a different pitch
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inversion
tune is turned upside down
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ostinato
short melodic phrase that is repeated a number of times in succession
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reverb
when sound lasts longer because it is reflected between walls
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distortion
creates aggressive sound in rock music
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Rondo form
returns to section A always
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Arch form
A B C D C B A
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c
melody in the bass which is repeated over and over again
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Card 2

Front

simple and compound time: 2/4 3/4

Back

Time signature

Card 3

Front

made up of regular groups

Back

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Card 4

Front

do not fit into the usual rhythmic patterns

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

the note-lengths of the original melody are made longer

Back

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