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AP Music Theory

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1. Scale degree 7 in the natural minor scale when the 7th is a whole step above the tonic

2. A music clef which moves depending on the range of the notes; the line going through the center of it is a C

3. Low male voice; clef is on the fifth line

4. Unit of space in between bar lines

5. The maximum extent of a vibration measured from the position of equilibrium

6. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together

7. Multiple staves connected by bar lines - a bracket - or a brace

8. Scale degree 1; the tone on which a scale is built

9. Division of the beat into 2 or 3 equal parts

10. Lines written when the note goes above and below the staff lines

11. Moderately high female voice; clef is on the second line

12. Low female voice; clef is on the middle line

13. A minor scale containing a minor pentachord followed by a raised seventh

14. Scale degree 6 in a melodic minor scale when the 6th is raised a half step

15. A symbol which means the song has a two two time signature

16. A stick drawn on all notes that are shorter in value than a whole note

17. Meters that have beat units of unequal length

18. A tail drawn on the top of a stem for all notes shorter in value than a quarter note

19. Refers to the shape and form of the sound wave as it moves in distance & frequency

20. A scale containing 7 notes with no second or sixth degree

21. High male voice; clef is on the fourth line

22. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental

23. Scale degree 4; prefix 'sub' meaning below the dominant

24. Each step of a scale

25. Consists of two whole steps and a half step

26. A minor church mode with a raised sixth

27. A scale containing 8 notes that alternate a whole step & half step apart

28. A clef used for pitch-less or rhythm instruments

29. A single line of melody

30. Indicates the end of a piece of music

31. The unit of measure for frequency or the rate of vibration

32. The first five notes of every form of a minor scale; same as minor except for flatted third

33. The smallest interval between two notes

34. A minor church mode with a flatted second

35. A major church mode with no accidentals

36. A cross rhythm or a metric device where the rhythmic relation of three notes occurs in the time of two

37. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff

38. A scale with a different pattern of whole & half steps from major or minor

39. A diminished church mode with a diminished tonic triad - a flatted second & fifth

40. A major church mode with a flatted seventh

41. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be raised two half steps

42. The first beat of a measure & it corresponds with the movement of conductor's hand

43. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be lowered a half step

44. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures

45. Scale degree 2; prefix 'super' meaning above the tonic

46. A symmetrical scale with all pitches spaced a half step apart

47. Major and minor scales that have the same pitches & key signature

48. Scale degree 3; halfway between the tonic & dominant

49. Scale degree 6; Halfway between subdominant & tonic

50. A scale with a WWHWWWH step pattern containing two tetrachords