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Flashcards in Unit 1: Pitch and Notation Deck (8):
1

sharp sign

raises the pitch of a note by one half step

2

flat sign

lowers the pitch of a note by one half step

3

natural sign

cancels a sharp or flat

4

chromatic half step

half step written using notes with the same letter name; an accidental is used to raise or lower the first note by a half step; COMMON

5

diatonic half step

half step written using two different letter names; DIFFERENT

6

enharmonic equivalents

pitch with different names that sound the same; two different spellings can be used for the same pitch

7

register

a term to describe the range of a voice or instrument

8

transposition

allows musicians to play or sing in different keys, or move to more comfortable registers