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Pitch

how high or low a tone is

1

What makes sound hearable?

- changes in air pressure
- detected as vibrations

2

duration

length of time or count a tone is held

3

intensity

dynamics - how loud or soft you play

4

timbre

- tone quality
- particular sound or vibration of an instrument

5

Composer

- uses definite signs, set of origin
- writer of the music

6

Musical Notation

instructions having to do with the characteristics of sound

7

tone color

individual sound

8

Musical Tone

series of regular, evenly timed vibrations that occur in a pattern

9

Noise

random, irregular vibrations

10

tone

musical sound

11

Melody

- tune
- top note of the staff

12

harmony

blending of 2 or 3 notes which add a certain depth/complexity to a melody

13

Cord

- 3 or more notes sounded simultaneously 
- where the lines separate the music

14

Score

2 staffs that are connected together

15

variation

variations on how long notes are held

16

Rhythm

pattern of notes

17

tempo

- repetition of pattern
- how fast or slow it is

18

measure

distance btwn 2 bar lines

19

Rest

absence of sound

20

fermata

- bird's eye
- held double the duration of time than a regular note

21

Accelerando

- faster
- accelerate

22

Retardando

slower

23

Metronome

ticks and doesn't stop