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

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