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Timbre

The quality or colour of sound that makes one voice or instrument different from another.

2

Keyboard

A musical instrument such as a piano, organ or synthesiser.

3

Djembe

A drum of West African origin.

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Duration

How long or short notes are.

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Pulse

The beat / heartbeat of the music.

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Rhythm

Musical patterns made up of notes of different durations / lengths.

Can be played on a pitched or unpitched instrument.

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Ostinato

A musical pattern that repeats (can be pitched or unpitched).

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Pitch

How high or low a musical sound is.

9

Melody

Another word for tune, created by playing notes one after another.

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Staff/ Stave

The five lines that music is written down on.

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Sharp

A symbol (#) which raises a note by a half step (or semitone) when put in front of it.

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Flat

A symbol (b) which lowers a note by a half step (or semitone) when put in front of it.

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Dynamics

How loudly or quietly to play a piece of music.

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Forte

Italian word for “loud” (shortened to f).

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Piano

Italian word for “quiet” (shortened to p).

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Tempo

The speed of a piece of music.

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Adagio

Italian word for “slowly”.

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Allegro

Italian word for “fast”.

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Structure

The way a piece of music is built by combining different sections

(eg. intro-verse-chorus in a pop song).

20

Call and Response

A question and answer phrase.

e.g. “Have you got a Djembe? Yes I have”.

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Texture

Thick or thin. How many layers of music there are.

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Thick and Thin Textures

Music can be described as having a thin texture (only one or two musical layers) or a thick texture (many musical layers).

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Tonality

The tonality of a piece of music is often either major or minor.

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Musical Mood

Different pieces of music can be described as having a different mood, often depending on whether the tonality is major or minor.

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Music Technology

The use of computers or other hardware/software to create and edit musical sounds.

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Audio

Sound that has been recorded.

Eg, “I have recorded my vocal part as an audio track”.

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Orchestra

Name given to a musical group / ensemble made up four families:  strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.

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Quaver

A note that lasts half a beat.  They are often found in pairs to make up a whole beat.​

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Crotchet

A note that lasts for one beat.

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Minim

A note that lasts for two beats.