GCSE EDEXCEL Key Terms Revision A - G

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

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