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9 terms

The Expressive Elements of Music

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tonality
the organization of pitches around a central pitch and modality.
meter
the pattern of beats by which the time-span of a piece of music or a section is measured.
beat
the basic pulse of music
dynamics
volume in music
articulation
clear and meaningful rendition of music; diction
phrasing
the separation of a continuous melodic and harmonic line into smaller units.
vibrato
the fluctuation in pitch and volume in a musical tone.
timbre
the qualitative aspect of a musical tone
style
the manner in which all the musical elements are treated which associates a work with others by time.