GCSE EDEXCEL Key Terms Revision A - G

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The notes of a chord played one after the other rather than together e.g. C-E-G-C
Double headed drum (in several different sizes) played with sticks
A chord with the third in the bass
Indian flute without keys
Abbreviation of equalisation, electronically cutting or boosting specific frequencies in a sound
A linking passage often used to change the key of the music (modulate) in preparation for the second subject
Rhythms that literally cross the usual pattern of accented and unaccented beats creating a regular irregular accents and syncopated effects
A jazz style popular in the 1920's and 1930's in which the pieces were generally written for a large ensemble to be played in dance halls
Repetitions of a sound after a set time interval, usually at a lower volume
Notes of chords belonging to or literally of a key
A time signature where the beat is dotted and subdivides into groups of three
A chord in which one of the notes has been sharpened or flattened to become a chromatic note
The first theme or melody in a piece in Sonato form
A studio effect ranging from subtle swirling sounds to jet plane effects
Music in which notes are used that are not in the key of the piece
Different ways of 'spelling' the same pitch; for example, B flat and A sharp
Any chord which contains an augmented interval that is a chord where the interval of the notes is extended by a semi-tone
The 6 semitones not used in the first hexachord
The last section of a vocal raga; a fixed composition in the form of a song
In a Tala, these are the independant rhythm parts that go against the main beat of the cycle creating exciting syncopations
Two chords at the end of a musical phrase. The 4 types are: Perfect, Imperfect, Interrupted, Plagal.
A jazz style requiring virtuosic technique, including fast tempo's and complex harmonies
Absence of tonality / key
A sustained or repeated note (S) on the dominant note of the key
Short music ideas
A solo voice piece with instrumental accompaniment in an Opera
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The opening unmetred and improvised section of a raga
A chord in which diatonic notes other than the seventh have been added to the original triad
The solo instruments in a jazz ensemble
A note repeated or sustained across chord changes
Goblet shaped drum from West Africa
The chord sequence in a jazz song
Made smaller by a semitone
A chord made up of super imposed minor third intervals
An interval larger than an octave; for example a ninth
Doubling or more of the original note values
Notes used that are foreign to the key of the music
An abbreviation for accompanying
literally an ornament - 'a crushed note' played as quickly as possible before the main note
Moving by semi-tones up or down
Indian system of master-pupil teaching
The final section of an instrumental raga, a fixed composition
Fifth note of the scale or key, the strongest note after the tonic
Instruction for music to be performed in a singing style
The simultaneous sounding together of two or more notes
A 'bent' note between the minor and major third
A strong reinforcement of a 4/4 beat by a bass drum
Hour glass shaped talking drum held under the arm and played with the hand
A long note of 8 crotchet beat duration
A mingling or blending together of more than one musical style
Replacing one chord with another

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