NAT 5 MUSIC TIMBRE/DYNAMICS

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Strophic
A term used to describe vocal music in which different lyrics are sung to the same musical verse each time.
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Walking Bass
A bass line where the note values and speed remain constant, as though walking steadily; a common technique in Baroque music but also used in jazz and boogie-woogie.
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NAT 5 MUSIC TIMBRE/DYNAMICS
Mary Lynch
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A cappella
A term originally meaning unaccompanied choral music, but now describes any vocal music unaccompanied by musical instruments. Example include Choir music, Gospel, Barbershop, Rap and Beat Box.
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Arco
'Bow': an instruction to players of bowed string instruments to go back to playing with the bow after a pizzicato section.
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Baritone
Male voice between bass and tenor.
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Bassoon
A large woodwind instrument played by blowing into a double reed attached to a long, thin, curved metal tube.
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Bodhran
Unpitched circular drum, held by one hand and rested on the player's leg while the other hand strikes the drum face with a wooden beater. Used as an accompaniment instrument in Irish and Scottish folk music.
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Bongo Drums
Small drums, normally played in pairs by striking with the hands. Commonly associated with Latin-American dance bands.
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Castanets
Small unpitched wooden instruments of Spanish origin. Played with hand.
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Clarsach
A small harp used in traditional Irish and Scottish music.
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Con Sordino (with the mute)
An instruction to string or brass players to mute their sound.
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Flutter-tonguing
A technique used by wind players where the tongue rolls the letter 'r' to create a kind of tremolo effect.
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French Horn
A curved brass instrument.
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Hi-hat Cymbals
Unpitched percusion instruments consisting of 2 thin metal plates. Part of the standard drum kit. (used in pop, rock, jazz and blues bands)
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Mezzo-soprano
Female voice between soprano and alto.
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Oboe
Woodwind instrument.
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Piccolo
A high-pitched wood wind instrument. (looks like a small flute)
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Pizzicato
An instruction for string players to play without the bow and use their fingers instead.
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Reverb
An electronic effect used to change the acoustic sound of amplified instruments. (can make instrument sound as if it's in a large hall instead of a small room)
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Roll
Trilling on a drum.
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Sitar
A long necked , Indian, string instrument. (looks like a long guitar)
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Tabla
A pair of small , Indian, drums (one treble and one bass).
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Tuba
A large, low pitched, brass instrument.
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Viola
Four-stringed instrument played with a bow. (similar to a violin but with a lower pitch)
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A bass line where the note values and speed remain constant, as though walking steadily; a common technique in Baroque music but also used in jazz and boogie-woogie.

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Walking Bass

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Mary Lynch

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A term originally meaning unaccompanied choral music, but now describes any vocal music unaccompanied by musical instruments. Example include Choir music, Gospel, Barbershop, Rap and Beat Box.

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'Bow': an instruction to players of bowed string instruments to go back to playing with the bow after a pizzicato section.

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