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Chordophone and example

A stringed instrument, Kora

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Membranphone and example

drum with a skin stretched over it, Djembe

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Staccato

Short and detached

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Semibreve

Whole note, 4 beats

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Minim

Half note, 2 beats

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1 beat note

Crochet, quarter note

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Quaver

eighth note, 1/2 note

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Semiquaver

Sixteenth note, 1/4 beats

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The top number on the time signature means...

how many beats in the bar

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The bottom number on the time signature means...

what type of beat they are

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Does a time signature indicate tempo

No

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Is 44 faster or slower then 24, Explain

No, because the time signature only tell us how many beats in the bar

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what is a curved line joining two notes on different pitches?

Slur

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What is a curved line joining two notes on the same pitch? what does it do?

Tie, it connects the notes together

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Legato

Smoothly

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Crescendo

Gradually getting louder

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Decrescendo

Gradually getting quieter

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F means

Forte

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Very loud

Fortissimo

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What is an incomplete bar at the beginning called

Anacrusis

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How high or low a note is

Pitch

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sharp

raises a note by a semitone

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Flat

lowers a note by a semitone

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semitone

the closest distance between two notes (flat or sharp)

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Tone

raises the note by 2 semitones (1 note)

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Range

the distance between the lowest and highest note

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Chord

two or more pitches played at the same time

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Tie

a curve line that joins two note values together (must be on the same line)

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Slur

Smoothly connects notes (must be on different lines)

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Adagio

Slowly

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Andante

at a walking pace

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Allegro

Fast and lively

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polyrhythm

two or more different rhythms playing simutaniously

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electronic sounds

computer generated sounds

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acoustic sounds

natural sound

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pianissimo

pp, very soft

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p

piano, soft

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forte

f, loud

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ff

fortissimo, very loud

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legato

smoothly and well connected

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staccato

short and detached`

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accent

to place emphasis on a note

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call and response

one instrument or group starts a music idea (call) and it is responded to somehow by another instrument or group

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Ostinato

a short repeated pattern

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Unity

anything in a piece of music which is repeated or stays the same

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Contrast

Anything in a piece of music that is different or changes

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Introduction

the beginning section of a piece of music

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Coda

the ending section of a piece of music

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Anacrusis

an incomplete bar at the beginning of a piece

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Accidental

when a flat, sharp or natural is not stated on the key signature

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