GCSE EDEXCEL Key Terms Revision A - G

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

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