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Pitch

Relative "highness or lowness" of a sound determined by frequency of vibration

2

Rhythym

How music moves in time; the organization of duration.

3

Melody

Horizontal line o pitches that contains contour.

4

Chord

Pitches sounded simultaneously.

5

Timbre

Unique sound of individual instrument or voice.

6

Texture

Relationship between musical voices.

7

Form

Unfolding of a piece, its narrative eg. A-A-B-A or 12 bar blues

8

Antiphony/antiphonal

Musical texture featuring call and response.

9

Counterpoint

Two or more simultaneous, independent lines of approximately equal importance.

10

Blue note

Pitch purposely lowered a semitone.

11

Break

Section of a piece where all band members other than the soloist stop.

12

Bridge

The B-section in an A-A-B-A or A-B-A

13

Changes/Chord changes

The sequence of chords of a song

14

Chart

Musical score used by jazz musicians.

15

Chorus

A single playing through of the entire structure of a song.

16

Head

The melody or written theme of a piee

17

Horn

Generic term for a musicians instrument.

18

Riff

A short melodic phrase.

19

Vamp

A short chord progression and/or accompaniment figure.