15 terms

Terms to Know - Piano 1 (Quiz in Feb)

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Tonality
the importance of one pitch over all of the others in a given piece of music
Phrase
complete musical thought or idea
Melodic Cadence
end of a phrase which can provide a feeling of rest or needing to continue
Half Cadence
ends on scale degrees 2,5, or 7 and gives a feeling of having to continue
Authentic Cadence
ends on tonic and sounds final
Phrase Form
relationship between phrases
Sequence
restating a melody at a different pitch level
Repetition
exactly restating a melody
Melodic Contour
direction and shape of a melodic phrase
Ascending
music generally goes up
Descending
music generally goes down
Arch
music plays up to down in an arch
Inverted Arch
music plays down to up in an arch that is opp
Pivotal
hangs around same note name
Key Signature
grouping of sharps or flats that tells the performer which notes are to be consistently sharped or flatted through out the piece