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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