GCSE EDEXCEL Key Terms Revision A - G

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

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