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Higher - Melody/Harmony
All Melody/Harmony concepts required for Higher.
Terms in this set (15)
Term used to describe music based on a type of early scale used before major and minor keys were developed. They are used in jazz and pop music for improvising. The Dorian mode is seen below.
A change from minor to major key with the same key signature found three semitones higher, eg D minor to F major. See Modulation.
The distance in pitch between two notes, eg C - F is a 4th.
A prominent solo instrument part in a piece of vocal music.
An ornament which sounds like a crushed note played very quickly on the beat or just before it.
An ornament which sounds the main note, the note above and then the main note again.
The subdominant to tonic chords ( IV-I ). In the key of C major, chords F to C.
This cadence is usually formed by the chords V-VI. (In the key of C major, chords G to A minor.) This is known also as the surprise cadence as the listener may be expecting V-I which has a more final sound.
Tierce de Picardie
The final chord of a piece of music in the minor key is changed to major.
A chord which adds the 7th note above its root.
A chord consisting of three intervals of a minor 3rd built one on top of the other.
Root, 3rd and 5th of a chord with the 6th added. This chord is used frequently in jazz and popular music.
Harmonic minor scale
Scale which shares the same key signature as its relative major but raises the 7th note by a semitone.
Melodic minor scale
Scale which shares the same key signature as its Relative major but raises the 6th and 7th notes by a semitone ascending, and similarly lowers them descending.
A change from major to minor key with the same key signature found three semitones lower, eg C major to A minor.
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