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1

Point of Imitation

Material that is being imitated.

2

What does harmony focus on as opposed to texture?

Pitch, not layers.

3

Melodic Interval

Successive and makes up melody.

4

Harmonic Interval

Simultaneous.

5

Consonant

Stable, at rest.

6

Dissonant

Clashes, in need of resolution.

7

Chords

A combination of simultaneous pitches.

8

Tonality

- Larger system of organizing pitches and chords.
- Creates possibility of tension and resolution on a larger scale.

9

What provides direction, impetus with a clear goal?

Tonality.

10

Tonic

The home note.

11

Music that has a tonic is called ___.

Tonal.

12

Keys

Scale that is named for its tonic.

13

Mode

A different recurring pattern of whole steps and half steps.

14

Major

Diatonic starting on C.

15

Minor

Diatonic starting on A.

16

Modulation

Switching from one key to another key that has a different tonic pitch within a piece.

17

Difference between the mode and key.

- Mode is the quality of the scale (major/minor).
- Key is the note the tonic lands on (G/A).

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