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Chord with the fifth in the bass
Half a tone, the distance between a white note and an adjacent black note on a keyboard
Interval of two semitones
Particular tone colour of an instrument or voice
Chord with the root in the bass
The second theme or melody in a piece in Sonata form
Rapidly alternating between two notes
Literally means robbed time. A technique where the player can pull back or speed up the tempo for expressive effect
An artistic movement in Europe, 1825-1900 in which the artist was more concerned with emotions, than with form
A time signature where the beat can be divided into two
A triad with the major or minor third replaced by the second degree of the chord
Classic form comprising a series of Rondo sections interspersed with contrasting episodes
Notes accented off the beats
A compositional technique invented by Schoenberg and used by many composers of the 20th Century
Long note lasting for four crotchet beats
A double reed Indian instrument similar to the oboe
A method of developing a series by reversing the order in which the pitches of the inverted series are heard
In African music, language is made up of only a few pictures. The pitch determines the meaning of the word
The next most important melodic line after the principle voice
The first degree of the scale
Music concentrating on the manipulation on Tibre and Texture to create a musical landscape or atmosphere rather than the statement and development of musical themes
Common 16 beat (4+4+4+4) rhythmic cycle
Improvised music in several contrasting sections, based on a series of notes from a particular rag
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A short chord pattern at the end of a sequence signalling the return to the beginning of the sequence
A method of developing a series by reversing the order in which the pitches are heard
The peace settlement signed after WW1 had ended in 1918
A development of Big Band Jazz. The term is also used to describe a particular type of rhythmic groove desirable in Jazz music
Pedal on a piano that when pressed softens the tone of the music
A person in music or art who has mastered the skills or technique of their artform
Mood created by the sounds of the pitches of a particular rag
A three-part structure in A-B-A form where the A and B sections contrast
The two numbers at the beginning of a piece of music. Top number refers to the number of beats per bar, the bottom indicates a type of beat.
A large scale genre for orchestra in three or four movements
A large scale form invented in the classical era, comprising three sections - Exposition, Development and Recapitulation
The reflection of sound off surfaces to give the impression of space, maybe natural or electronically applied to a sound
A style used in operas, oratorios and cantatas, in which the text is told in the rhythm of natural speech
The five parallel lines upon which music notation is written
A three-note chord
The first beat of the rhythmic cycle in Indian music
Effects made by the voice using vowel sounds such as Eh, Ah, Oh
The rapid scalic flourishes on the Sitar, Sarod or Sarangai
The number of parts in a piece of music and how they relate to one another
Speed of the music
A pedal that when pressed sustains all the strings on the piano by removing the dampers from all strings and allowing them to vibrate freely
A new melody produced when a variety of parts each play their melodies at the same time

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