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  • Music Appreciation Mid Term
    Olivia Steward
  • Interval
    Distance between two pitches
  • Pitch- Highness or lowness of a sound
    Tone-sound with specific pitch, produced by a constant rate of vibration
    Frequency- rate of a sound wave’s vibration
  • Texture- manner in which melodic lines are used in music
    Dynamic Level- level of
    volume
  • Recitative- speechlike setting of a text, with homophonic accompaniment by a keyboard or an orchestra
  • Monophony- one unaccompanied melodic line/sound
    Homophony-melodic line accompanied by chordal harmony
    Polyphony-combination of 2 or more simultaneous melodic lines
  • Tonal system-system of harmony based on the major and minor scales that has dominated Western music since the 17th century
    Unison-production of music by several voices or instruments at the same pitch, performed at the same octave or at different octaves
    Imitative Polyphony- technique in which each phrase of a composition is addressed by all the voices which enter successively in imitation of eachother
  • Chorale-characteristic hymn introduced by Martin Luther
    Strophic Form-the most popular song form, which has 2 or more verses set to the same music
  • Motet-polyphonic vocal form, usually consisting of two melodic lines, each with its own text above a plainchant melody
    Psalm Tune-tuneful settings of the 15 psalms in versions suitable for congregational singing
  • Opera-dramatic vocal form blending visual, literary and musical arts in which all dialogue is sung
    Aria-songlike vocal piece, musically expressive, with orchestral accompaniment; usually homophonic
  • Oratorio
    Multimovement dramatic vocal work on a religious subject, performed in concert style
  • Cantata
    Multimovement dramatic vocal work on a religious or secular subject, performed in concert style; shorter than an oratorio
  • Canon- polyphonic composition in which all the voices perform the same melody beginning at different times
    A capella- unaccompanied group singing
  • Meter-is a recurring pattern of stresses or accents that provide the pulse or beat of music
  • Libretto
    Text of a dramatic vocal work
  • Bel canto- “beautiful singing” 18th century Italian singing style that emphasized the beauty and virtuosity of the voice
    Timbre-characteristic quality of the sound of a voice or instrument
  • 4 elements of music
    harmony
    rhythm
    timbre
    melody
  • Hildegard of Bingen
  • Form of chorales