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Musical Vocab

Musical key words including: melodic features, harmony, tonality, cadences and structure.
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Repetition
A rhythm played more than once
Step
The difference between two notes
Leap
A large interval between notes
Scalic
Melody based on scales
Chromatic
Scale involving all notes
Legato
Smoothly
Staccato
Short and sharp notes
Disjunct
Disjointed and seperated melody
Tonal
Harmonic
Atonal
No harmony
Bitonal
Use of two keys
Dissonance
Clashing sounding music
Major
Sounds happy
Minor
Sounds sad
Modal
Not major, not minor
Pentatonic
Five note scale (black notes)
Perfect cadence
Finished chord
Imperfect cadence
Unfinished chord
Interrupted cadence
surprise!
Plagal cadence
Amen
Binary
AB
Ternary
ABA
Rondo
ABACADA
Strophic
Same music for each verse
Theme & Variation
Melody, melody change...