Highness or lowness of a sound
Level of volume
A particular range of pitches
Sound with specific pitch
Distance between two pitches
Arrangement of time in music
Elements of music
Basic materials of which music is composed: rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre
Rate of speed at which a musical piece is performed
Sign that indicates silence or the cessation of musical sound
Underlying pulse of music
Strong sound - May be achieved by stress, duration or position of a tone.
Organization of rhythm into patterns of strong and weak beats
Unit containing a number of beats
Two beats per measure
meaningful succession of pitches
section of melody - like a section or phrase of sentence
Melodic phrase repeated at different levels of pitch
Simultaneous sounding of two or more different tones
Meaningful (not random) combination of 3 or more tones
System of harmony, based on major and minor scales, that has dominated Western music since 17th cent.
Active, unsettled sound
Passive sound that seems to be at rest
a religious vocal composition that is through composed, polyphonic in texture, sung in latin, and invariably serene and worshipful.
Secular song introduced in Italy that became popular in England - Polyphonic in texture, expressive in mood.
having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together