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row

a specific ordering of all twelve pitch classes

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pitch class will always be __________ in a given statement of the row

in order

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no pitch class is to be _________________until all other members of the row have been sounded

repeated (except immediate repetitions)

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octave doubling is to be ___________

avoided ( this prevents over-stressing of a single pitch)

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(T/F) any pitch class may appear in any octave

True

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form of the row: Prime

original series

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form of the row: Retrograde

the series in reverse order (right to left)

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form of the row: Inversion

the series in mirror form (upward intervals replaced by downward intervals, and vise versa)

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form of the row: Retrograde Inversion

the mirror form in reverse order

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the basic transformations of the row are called

row forms, set forms, or series forms

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why are accidentals used in 12 tone music?

accidentals apply only to the note they immediately precede. This is to avoid cluttering highly chromatic music with too many accidentals

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elision

the metric position where one musical idea ends and another begins - in 12tone music the ending note of one row may be the beginning note of the next row

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partitioning

the notes of a row are presented in one vice and freely accompanied by the remaining pitches (if pitches 1-5 are used in foreground then pitches 6-12 might be used in accompaniment)

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hauptstimme

leading voice

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nebenstimme

secondary voice

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combinatorial rows

the relationship between two rows that they can be combined to produce two subsidiary rows.