17 terms

Vocabulary Group 2

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Ascending
going upwards in pitch
Descending
Going downward in pitch
3. Leap
an interval larger than a skip; usually any interval larger than a third
4. Step
Melodic movement of one or two semitones (half or whole step)
Ascending
going upwards in pitch
Descending
Going downward in pitch
Leap
an interval larger than a skip; usually any interval larger than a third
Step:
Melodic movement of one or two semitones (half or whole step)
Skip
Melodic movement of more than a whole step
Balance
Appropriate volume levels between voice parts and individual voices within an ensemble
Blend
creating uniformity of sound
Focused Tone
forward sound produced when singing
Breathy Tone
airy sound produced when singing
Intonation
in ensemble performance, the degree of accuracy with which pitches are produced
Phrasing
The aspect of performing that is concerned with the phrase structure of a composition and is carried out by means of articulation. Phrases are sometimes marked with arcs or slurs, also called phrase marks.
Resonance
Intensification of sound caused by its vibration in a chamber.
Timbre
Tone color, the distinctive character quality or tone of a voice or instrument.