What is the distance between 2 different tones?
Diminuendo is another term for what?
A change in dynamic level is a change in the level of what?
Sound waves of a specific frequency produce a sound which is called a what?
Frequency refers to the what of a sound?
rate of vibration
A flat written in front of a notated pitch does what to the level of a pitch?
The sign at the left of a music staff which fixes the position of the pitches on the staff is called a what?
Pianissimo means very what?
According to the text, music may be defined as what kind of sound?
The musical staff has how many lines and how many spaces?
five lines. four spaces.
vibrations projected and travelled in to the air to the ear
time in music; moving through time; momentum
one note followed by another; dont have to have this is music
2 or more notes together.; dont have to have
what are the sounds and quality; like music instruments; like voices
how a piece of music is organized, structured, put together.
a sound with a different pitch
highness or lowness of a sound
how frequent a sound vibration is; the rate
space or distance between pitches
What is the smallest interval?
how much sound
what is the default language in notetaking?
italian word for loud; (f)
italian word for soft; (p)
very loud (ff)
very soft (pp)
inbetween forte and piano
softer than louder; <
louder than softer >
arrangement of time in music
greek work for rhythm
beats, counts, pulses in music
what are words involed with meter?
rhythmic unit; verticle line that cuts through the staff
first beat of the measure
last beat of the measure; weakest beat
accent occurs in a measure unexpectadly;inbetween the beats
What type of music has to have a syncopation to exist?
jazz & ragtime
1800's; started in midwest;early 1900'**** its big time; Scott Joplin was a creater and ffamous composer of this;
first african american composer to sell over 1 million copies of sheet music; called the entertainer and king of ragtime
how fast or slow a piece of music is performed; rate of speed is what?
how fast, slow, or moderately a piece should be played;device or istrument used to regulate tempo; invented in 1816; Beethoven first to use
meaningful succesion of pitches; musical sentence
outline; shape of something; always in a melody
what are the two types of contours?
conjunct and disjunct
distance from one note to itself.
8 intervals; important interval
a part of a melody
Two phrases make what?
stopping point in the music; comes to a fall; pauses in music
a phrase that is repeated in order; pitch changes with each phrase.
an easily recognizeable melody. that connects you to a character, an idea, or an event
a few noes (fragment) of a melody