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Set of five horizontal lines and four spaces that each represent a different musical pitch or in percussion, different instruments
Any scale with 7 pitches per octave
Playing technique that involves plucking the strings of a string instrument
Length of a note or piece of music
Quality of a musical sound that distinguishes types of sound production (i.e. voices, string, wind, percussion)/characteristics include spectrum & envelope
Volume of a sound or note/also refers to every aspect of the execution of a given piece
Occur in Celtic, German, Nordic, Hungarian, W African folk music as well as Gospel, Bluegrass, Jazz /scale or mode with five notes per octave
Tremulous tone produced by a peculiar pressure of the finger on a string
Symbol known as pound sign, number sign or hashtag/indicates note to be played 1/2 step higher than natural
Literally 'from the sign'/instructs a musician to repeat a passage starting from the symbol (a slanted S with a diagonal line through it)/can be used 'al coda' or 'al fine'
Symbol in the shape of a lower-case b/indicates note to be played 1/2 step lower than natural
Also known as a shake from 16th-19th centuries/musical ornament consisting of a rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart
Scale with 12 pitches per octave
Foundation of European musical tradition/scale composed of seven distinct pitch classes (i.e. major & minor scales)/a type of heptatonic scale/has 5 hole and 2 half steps
Note or sequence of notes which precedes the first downbeat in a bar/also called a pickup or pickup note(s)
Musical symbol indicating that the note should be prolonged beyond its normal duration/also calle 'birdseye' or 'cyclops eye' b/c of symbol shape
Perceptual property that allows the ordering of sounds on a frequency-related scale/relates to frequency of note
Genre of electroacoustic music that is made in part from acousmatic sound (by mixing recorded sounds)/developed by Peter Schaeffer beginning in 1940's
Wavering effect in a musical tone, typically produced by rapid reiteration of a note or variation in the pitch of a note or by sounding 2 notes of slightly different pitches
Music in which some element of the composition is left to chance, and/or some primary element of a composed work's realization is left to the determination of its performer(s)
Characteristic of a sound that relates to the amplitude of the sound wave
The four attributes of musical tones
12-tone technique also known as twelve-tone serialism, or twelve-note composition (British) devised by Schoenberg/uses all 12 notes (in an octave) in a piece of music

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