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Spring 2015 6th and 7th Grade Exam Review

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bar line
The lines which cross the staff and divide it into measures are
sacred
What do we call music written for church performance; religious music?
time signature
This symbol appears at the beginning of the music after the clef sign; contains two numbers: the upper number indicates how many beats are in each measure, and the lower number tells what type of note receives one beat.
ledger lines
These are short lines which are added to extend the range of the staff when the notes are too low or too high to be written on the staff.
grand staff
The bass staff and treble staff connected by a brace and a line is called the
measure
What is the area between two bar lines?
tie
Two notes of the same pitch joined by a curved line over or under the note. Each note joined by this is held for its full value but only the first note is played or sung.
note head
The oval-shaped part of a note; may be hollow or filled is called the
bass clef
The clef used for notes in the lower pitch ranges; F clef in the
harmony
Two or more notes sounded together is
composer
This is the person who creates a piece of music.
pick up
The note(s) in an incomplete measure at the beginning of a piece or section of music.
repeat sign
The two dots with a double bar line; this means to return to the beginning or previous repeat sign at the beginning of the section.
slur
This symbol smoothly connects two or more notes of different pitches by a curved line over or under the notes.
downbeat
The first beat of a measure is the
staff
The five lines and the four spaces between them on which music notes and other symbols are written
tempo
This sounds out a steady beat; tempo is determined by the number of beats per minute
arranger
This is a person who takes an existing piece of music and re-works it for a different set of voices and/or instruments.
clef
This is the sign that helps to organize the staff so notes can be easily read.
notes
The oval-shaped symbols that are placed on the lines and in the spaces of the staff to represent pitches are called
stem
The line that extends from the note head; goes up on the right side or down on the left side.
ensemble
This is a group of musicians who perform together.
treble clef
This is the clef used for notes in the higher pitch ranges; G clef.
rests
These symbols indicate silences in music
unison
This is written when all parts sing the same pitches at the same time.
secular
This is music written for performance outside the church; non-religious music.
double bar line
This indicates the end of a piece of music.
beam
The line that connects two or more flagged notes.
melody
The main tune of a piece is called the
pitch
A musical sound is called the