Music Quiz / MUS 103 Week 2 Vocab

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Vertical events in music, or how they sound together
Simultaneous sounding of three or more pitches; chords are built from a particular sequence of pitches
Sequence of pitches
Chord built of three notes on alternate pitches of a scale
Central tone around which a melody and its harmonies are built
Created by an unstabe, or discordant, combination of tones
Occurs with a resolution of dissonance, producing a stable or restful sound
The principle of organization around a single tone
Harmony of a single sustained tone (predominant in Asian cultures)
Interval spanning eight notes of the scale
Octaves are divided into twelve of these
Two half steps make a
Scale made up of twelve half steps
Scale built on patterns of seven whole and half steps that form major and minor scales
Symbol that raises a tone by a half step
Symbol that lowers a tone by half step
Intervals smaller than half steps
Chord built on the first scale tone, is the home base to which active chords (dominant and subdominant) need to resolve
Shifting the pitch level of an entire work
Changing the center, or key, during a work
Interweaving of the melodic lines with harmony in music
Single-voiced music without accompaniment
Multiple voices elaborating the same melody at the same time
Many-voiced texture based on counterpoint-one linei set against another
Occurs when one melodic voice is prominent over the accompanying lines, or voices
When a melodic idea is presented in one voice, then restated in another
Two types of strictly imitative works
All voices or lines move together in the same rhythm
Organizing principle in music
Features repeated music for each stanza of text
Melodic idea in a large-scale work
Small, component fragments of theme
Results when a motive is repeated in a different pitch
Repetitive style of music involving a soloist and a group
Music created spontaneously in performance
Divisions of large-scale compositions
Some aspects of the music and altered but the original is still recognizable
Based on a statement and a departure, without a return to the complete opening section
Extends the idea of statemtn and departure by bringing back the first section
A short musical pattern that is repeated throughout the work or a major section of the compoition
Rate of speed, or pace, of the music
Tempo: fast
Tempo: moderate
Tempo: quite slow
Tempo: speeding up
Tempo: slowing down
The volume, or how loud or soft the music is played
Instruments that produce sound using air
Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string
Instruments that produce sound from the substance of the instrument itself
Drum-type instruments that are sounded from tightly stretched membranes
Violin, viola, cello, and double bass
Harp and guitar
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
Trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba
Idiophones *xylophone, cymbals, triangle) and membranophones (timpani, bass drums)
Piano and organ
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