Music terms part 1

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Pulse
A steady beat
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Rhythm
A series if short and long sounds
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Tempo
The speed of music
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Metre
How many beats in a bar. Common metres in western music are 4 or 3 beats to a bar
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Melody
A tune.
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Dynamics
How loud or soft sounds are
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Texture
How many people are performing at one time or the number of parts in a piece? Music can have thick or thin texture.
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Timbre
The type of sound that a musical instrument makes
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Time signature
Indicates how many beats are in a bar
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Key signature
Indicates the key of a piece
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Key
The scale on which the piece is based
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Scale
Group of eight consecutive pitches
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Card 2

Front

A series if short and long sounds

Back

Rhythm

Card 3

Front

The speed of music

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

How many beats in a bar. Common metres in western music are 4 or 3 beats to a bar

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A tune.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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