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1

two or more notes played at the same time

chord

2

term that means to emphasize a particular beat

accent

3

a __________ is placed at the beginning of a staff, after the clef symbol and the key signature, and tells you how the music is to be counted

time signature

4

a _______ is the backbone of music. it provides support for the melody

harmony

5

the organization of time in music is called _______

rhythm

6

intervals or chords that sound tense, unstable and in need of resolution are called _______

dissonance

7

the distance between two pitches is called an

interval

8

a group of musicians that plays symphonies is called an

orchestra

9

smallest interval in western music is a

half step

10

an interval spanning 8 pitches, from one note to the duplication of the same note at a higher or lower pitch level. From "a" to "A" or "g" to "G" for ex

octave

11

name of the symbol that RAISES a note a half step

sharp

12

name of the symbol that LOWERS a note a half step

Flat

13

rate of speed at which a piece of music is played is it's

tempo

14

person is the leader of an orchestra

conductor

15

another word for musical notes

pitch

16

gridwork of lines and spaces where music is written.

staff

17

first note in a SCALE

Tonic

18

sequentially arrangement of pitches; notes will ascend and descend in a fixed patter of whole steps and half steps

scale

19

term that describes a meter that has 3 beats per measure

triple meter

20

a symbol that is placed at the beginning of a staff to indicate how high or low a pitch is

clef

21

series of chords moving forward in a purposeful fashion

chord progression

22

term that describes a meter that has two beats per measure

duple

23

two part staff used in piano music, built with the treble and bass staves

grand staff

24

term that describes a meter that has four beats per measure

quadruple

25

in orchestra seating, the strings are placed in the back of the orchestra. true or false

FALSE

26

when a flat is added to a note, the note is raised a half step. true or false

FALSE

27

A general term for how loud or how soft music is played is dynamics, true or false

TRUE

28

a triad is a chord made up of 3 notes, true or false

FALSE

29

another word for tonality is key true or false

FALSE

30

in a time signature the top number tells you how many beats there are per measure and the bottom number tells you what sort of note gets the beat true or false

TRUE