GCSE EDEXCEL Key Terms Revision G - P

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The number of times the chords change per bar
The main melody of a jazz song generally played at the beginning
In triple time this is a harmonic device often used towards a cadence in which notes are grouped in two beat units
Two of more parts playing the same melodic line simulatenously with small variations between the parts
A group of six notes selected from the twelve available pitches that are used as a musical motif or chord
Common music texture where all parts move together
A cadence ending on chord five which sounds incomplete usually proceeded by chord i, ii or iv.
A style of music that seeks to describe a feeling or experience rather than achieve accurate depiction
A sustained (or repeated) note (s) in the middle of a musical texture
Chord v followed by chord vi
Distance between any two notes
A method of developing a series by turning all the intervals upside down so as to create a mirror image of the original series
The third section of a raga and the climax of the whole piece. A lively tempo and virtuoso display of improvisatory skills
The second section of a raga, a medium tempo with improvisation
Literally 'tone colour melody'. A word used to describe how timbre contributes to melody in addition to pitch and rhythm
The text/words of a music works such as an opera or oratorio
A section of a piece of music which is edited so that it can be repeated seamlessly by electronic means
Western tonal music in a bright sounding key
Individual beats in a rhythmic cycle
The sliding effect between notes in Indian music
Category of instruments that have a drum skin
Western tonal music in solomn sounding keys
A jazz-style in which the soloist base their solos in modes instead of the chord changes
The precursors of modern scales
When the music changes key
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Musical texture of a single melodic line with no accompaniment
Ornament in which the written note is played followed by the note above and the written note again
A tv channel dedicated to playing music videos
Chord of the flattened super tonic in first inversion
One of the first recognised jazz styles
A method of developing cells in minimalist music by gradually adding notes to the original cell
As for note addition, but taking notes away
The interval of 8 notes
A light opera often with spoken dialogue and some comical content
Light opera
Music that is learnt by listening and repeating
Large scale musical setting for chorus, soloists and orchestra of a Biblical text
A sustained note usually in the lowest base part
A scale built on 5 notes
Chord v followed by chord i
When two or more versions of a sound or musical motif are played simultaneously but slightly out of synchronisation
How high or low a note sounds
Playing a string instrument by plucking the strings
Chord iv followed by chord i, the 'Amen' cadence
A musical texture featuring two or more parts, each having a melodic line and sounding together
A texture made up of many different rhythms
A chord commonly played on the guitar consisting of the root note and the perfect fifth
The musical material on which a piece of serial music is based. Normally consisting of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale in an order set by the composer
The main melodic line
Folk songs with political lyrics

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