BTEC L2 Music - Unit 8 Exam - Important Terms

STUDY
PLAY
Staccato
Short Notes
Legato
Long Notes
Production Techniques
Effects - Chorus, Compression, Reverb, Overdubbing
Idiomatic Performance Technique
Playing or Singing technique - slide, bowing, falsetto
Tone (eg vocal tone)
The sound - smooth, harsh, thick, breathy
Delivery
The performance style - aggressive, subtle, monotone
Musical Parts
Melodies, Rhythms or chord parts.
Instruments
Drums, guitar, piano, keyboard, bass
Time Signature
Beats in a bar
Tempo
Beats per minute
Melody
Simple main musical part that can be remembered
Harmony
The chords and/or backing vocals
Vocal technique
Falsetto
Analogue Recording
Recording on Tape
Digital Recording
Recording on Computer
Rhythmic Device
Swing or shuffle beat, rubato (no set beat)
Texture
Number of sounds playing at once.
Thin = not many,
Thick = lots
Dynamics
Volume of music
Musical Device
Anything done in the music that is not a rhythm.
Chord change, rise in volume etc
Recording Environment
Where it was recorded
Studio, live, church etc
Balanced Stereo Field
Instruments placed in different places between left and right
Tremolo
Volume moves up and down
Vibrato
Pitch moves up and down
Introduction
The start
The first section in the music
Bridge
A section that links from verse into chorus
Type of Voice
Bass, Tenor, Alto, Soprano
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