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Can you name the Music Terms?

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Scale made up of two whole steps, one half step, three whole steps, and one half step, in that order.
The varying degrees of volume of a piece of music.
Scale that starts out with one whole step, one half step, two whole steps and then branches out into one of three types: natural, harmonic, or melodic minor.
The distance in pitch between two notes.
The organization of music in time using notes of short and long duration.
How often the particles of a medium vibrate when a sound wave passes through that medium.
A silence in music.
A recurring musical theme or motive (motif) associated with a specific character.
The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions.
The location of a sound related to its highness or lowness.
The length of a note, how long a note is audibly heard or visually written to be played. Most common: whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note.
The main musical idea, usually a melody, of a composition.
Basic rhythmic unit or pulse.
A short melodic or rhythmic figure that occurs through a composition.
The repetition of a musical phrase at different pitch levels.
DefinitionTerm
The written number of beats and their duration in a measure.
The interval from one note to its nearest note of the same name, 12 half steps away.
The arrangement of notes in a specific order of half-steps and whole-steps.
A single melodic line without any accompaniment.
The tonal center of a composition.
The pattern of beats by which a musical piece is measured.
A group of three or more notes sounded together simultaneously.
The magnitude or intensity of the vibration of a wave.
A linear succession of musical notes that produces a musical phrase or idea.
Music with one melodic part supported by harmonic accompaniment moving together simultaneously.
The measurement of a set number of beats grouped together.
A set of pitches consisting of a fundamental and its overtones built above that note that have a distinct, fixed relationship to the fundamental.
Two or more different melodic lines interacting and overlapping.
The measure of the loudness/fullness or intensity of a sound.

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