GCSE EDEXCEL Key Terms Revision A - G

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

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