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1

What is duration?

Speed fast and slow, how long a note lasts

2

What is tone colour?

Clear / muffled

3

What is dynamics?

Volume, how loud the music is. Loud / soft

4

What is texture?

Thin or thick texture

5

What is bass?

A voice, instrument or sound of the lowest range.

6

What is the difference between Major and minor cords?

Major chord is the brighter and happy sound.
Minor chord is the dark and sad sound

7

What is tone?

Tone is a concept principle to music, and the term is often used in join the pitch

8

What is an octave?

The space of 8 notes.

9

What are some brass instruments?

Trumpet, tuba, French horn, trombone.

10

What are some instruments you hit?

Cymbals, tambourine, xylophone bongos, triangle, drums, piano

11

What are some strings?

Violins, guitar, viola, violoncello, double bass.

12

What are some instruments you blow?

Flute, clarinet, piccolo, bass clarinet, oboe, horn, bagpipes.

13

What are some electronic instruments?

Keyboard, computer, electric guitar, microphone, soundboard.

14

What is pitch?

Pitch is high and low

15

What is an instrument that scrapes?

Guiros, violins, guitar

16

What is tempo?

How fast the song is

17

What is time signature?

Time signatures have 2 numbers, the top one tells us how many beats per bar. The bottom one tells us what one they are

18

What are some of the time signatures?

Duple, triple, quadruple.

Duple - 2 crotchets per bar - duple time
Triple - 3 crotchets per bar - triple time
Quadruple - 4 crotchets per bar - Quadruple time

19

Treble clef - what is a good way of remembering the cords?

FACE
Every good boy deserves fruit

20

Bass clef - what is a good way of remembering the cords?

All cows eat grass
Great big dreams for Australia

21

How many beats are these notes worth?
Crotchet
Semi breve
Dotted minim
Minim
Quaver
Semi quaver

Crotchet - 1
Quaver - 1/2
Minim - 2
Dotted minim - 3
Semi breve - 4
Semi quaver - 1/4

22

Explain the term metre

It is the time signature

23

All sound is made by?

Vibration

24

Another word for volume is?

Dynamics

25

Name the 5 ways sound is produced.

Hitting
Plucking
Blowing
Scraping
Electronic means

26

What is the correct term for playing more than 1 rhythm at the same time?

Polyrhythms.

27

What is the correct term used to describe the music speeding up?

Accelerando

28

What is the correct term when music slows down?

Rallentando

29

What is tone colour called?

Timbre