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Music Chapter 13

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Atonality
The avoidance of tonal centers and tonal relationships in music.
Avant-garde
music that was on the forefront of musical development and are leaders in the development of new styles
Midi
it enables sound to be stored in memory until needed
Serial composition
set of nonrepeated pitches , a tone row
Sequences
A melodic pattern repeated several times either a step lower or a step higher than the preceding statement
Serialism
Music created as an alternative
Tone clusters
Three or more adjacent tones sounding simutaneously.
Neoclassical
a style of modern composition that is based on established forms and structures of the past
Conjunct
smooth shape that moves mostly stepwise
Impressionism
A style of music exemplified in the works of Debussy, that avoids explicit , coveys impressions of images and feelings
Minimalism
A style of composition whose creator attemps to acheive the greatest effect from the least amount of material.
disjunct
angular shape resulting from frequent use of wide intervals.