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1

What does form or structure describe?

The order of the sections/how the piece is ordered

2

What is the repeated bass line called that "Music for a While" is formed/structured around?

Ground bass

3

What is the structure of "Killer Queen"?

Verse/chorus

4

What does texture describe?

The layers within the music

5

What is the texture of "Music for a While"?

Melody and accompaniment

6

What does tempo describe?

Speed

7

What Italian term can be used to describe tempo of "Music for a While"?

Adagio

8

What Italian term can be used to describe the tempo of "Killer Queen"?

Moderato

9

What does tonality describe?

If a piece is in a major or minor key

10

What is the main key of "Music for a While"?

A minor

11

What does a time signature tell you?

The number of beats in a bar and the type of note value you are counting in

12

What is the time signature of "Music for a While"?

4/4

13

What is time signature of "Killer Queen"?

12/8

14

What is the metre of a piece of music?

It describes the time signature, eg if it is simple, compound, duple, triple or quadruple etc

15

How is a melody described where notes are next to each other?

Stepwise/conjunct

16

What is a chord?

2 or more notes played at the same time

17

What is dissonance?

Clashing of notes

18

What do dynamics describe?

Volume of the music

19

What does pitch describe?

If a note is high or low

20

What rhythmic device includes 3 notes in the space of 2?

Triplet

21

What notes are in the chord of C?

C E G

22

What is scale that moves by semitones?

Chromatic

23

How many notes in octave?

8

24

What does range describe?

The distance between the lowest & highest notes you can sing/play

25

What type of voice sings in "Music for a While"?

Soprano

26

Which 2 instruments play in "Music for a While"?

Harpsichord and bass viol

27

How does Killer Queen start?

With finger clicks

28

Which instrument plays first in Killer Queen?

Piano