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Arts and Humanities
The Language of Music
Learn these musical vocabulary terms in order to analyze and evaluate music!
Terms in this set (15)
The pulse of the music, you can tap your foot to it
a musical "sentence" that contains a certain number of beats (usually 4)
Separate layers of audio in a piece of recorded music, a song may have many different instrument and vocal "tracks"
a collection of notes that combine to create a joyful, fun tone
a collection of notes that combine to create a dark, sad, ominous tone
the speed of music, measured in Beats Per Minute (BPM)
a small piece of music that can be repeated over and over again
to use a small piece of already created music in order to make a new song
The "808" is a revolutionary drum machine that allowed artists and producers the ability to create their own drum loops and patterns
Section of the song where most of the instruments drop out leaving only the drums.
DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell)
He invented the process of "looping" breakbeats on his DJ turntables when he was 16 years old.
(Digital Audio Workstation) A computer software program used for recording, editing, and producing music. Soundtrap is a DAW.
the way different parts of a song (intro, verse, chorus) are organized
a part of a song that tells a story, USUALLY the verse rhymes and does not repeat
the part of a song that repeats and communicates the song's theme, a chorus is also called a "hook"
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