Flashcards in Reading: Harmony, Texture, Tonality, and Mode Deck (20):
The simultaneous sounding of different pitches, or chords.
To provide each note of a melody with a chord.
A group of pitches played and heard simultaneously.
Intervals or chords that sound relatively stable and free of tension, as opposed to dissonance.
Intervals or chords that sound relatively tense and unstable, in opposition to consonance.
The blend of the various sounds and melodic lines occurring simultaneously in a piece of music.
A musical texture involving a single melodic line, as in Gregorian chant; as opposed to polyphony.
A musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds.
Musical texture in which two or more melodic lines are played or sung simultaneously, as opposed to homophony or monophony.
1. Polyphony; strictly speaking, the technique of writing polyphonic music; 2. the term a counterpoint is used for a melodic line that forms polyphony when played along with other lines; 3. in counterpoint means "forming polyphony."
Imitation, Imitative Polyphony, Imitative Counterpoint
A polyphonic musical texture in which the various melodic lines use approximately the same themes as opposed to non-imitative polyphony. See also point of imitation.
A polyphonic musical texture in which the melodic lines are essentially different from one another, as opposed to imitative polyphony.
The feeling of centrality of one note *and its chord) to a passage of music as opposed to atonality.
In final music, the central-sounding note.
In music since the Renaissance, one of the two types of tonality: major mode or minor mode; (also, in earlier times, one of several orientations of the diatonic scale with D, E, F, and G as tonics.)
One of the modes of the diatonic scale, oriented around C as the tonic characterized by the interval between the first and third notes containing four semitones, as opposed to three in the minor mode.
One of the modes of the diatonic scale, oriented around A as the tonic; characterized by the interval between the first and third notes containing three semitones, as opposed to four in the major mode.
One of the twelve positions for the major and minor scales made possible by using all the notes of the chromatic scale.
Changing key within a piece.