One or more vocalists performing without an accompaniment.
A tempo having slow movement; restful at ease.
A direction to play lively and fast.
Music written for chorus and orchestra. Most often religious in nature.
Written for 2 to 10 solo parts featuring one instrument to a part. Each part bears the same importance.
Refers to any great composer, conductor, or teacher of music.
A composition written for a solo instrument. The soloist plays the melody while the orchestra plays the accompaniment.
Repetition of a single tone
A drama where the words are sung instead of spoken.
Convenient method of numbering a composer's works where a number follows the word "opus". For example, Opus 28, No. 4.
Introduction to an opera or other large musical work
Music of a particular form consisting of four movements.
A group of 4 instruments, two violins, a viola, and cello.
A loose collection of instruments compositions.
Three to four movement orchestral pieces, generally in sonata form.
A person with notable technical skill in the performance of music.
Refers to how slowly (andante) or how quickly (allegro) the music is played.
In music this is created by combining sounds and silences (notes and rests) of various durations. The beat provides the foundation over which rhythm is organized.
The combination of pitch and rhythm that we usually refer to as the tune of a song.
The simultaneous sounding of two or more pitches, like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in rounds.
The plan or structure of a piece of music.
The tone color or unique sound created by an instrument
Degrees of loudness or softness in music
(music) with great loudness
(music) very softly played
A musical form in which a theme is echoed and imitated by voices or instruments that enter one after another and interweave as the piece proceeds.
Harsh, inharmonious, or discordant sounds. It sounds as if the notes are all wrong.
Refers to the central note (i.e key of C), scale and chord.
The principle pitch of a composition.
describes these possibilities; it refers to how many different layers of sound are heard at once, whether they are melody or harmony, and how they are related to each other.
consisting of a single melodic line
having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together
A series of Two chords (usually) that marks the end of a musical statement or thought., Rhythmic rise and fall of sound, poetry. Exp: Marching Band
a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
The quality of a musical sound.
A graduated series of tones arranged in a specific order.
Musical Instrument Classification
Percussion; Strings; Woodwinds, Brass; Keyboards