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AP Music Theory

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1. A scale with a WHWWHWW step pattern and three different derivatives: Natural - Harmonic - & Melodic






2. The smallest interval between two notes






3. The distance between one wave and the next






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






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






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






7. A symbol which means the song has a four four time signature






8. Each step of a scale






9. An accidental which is placed in parenthesis indication the note has the same accidental in a different octave






10. A set of five lines and four spaces for note writing; each line corresponds to a note with a letter name in between A and G






11. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental






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






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






14. A minor church mode with a raised sixth






15. A combination of overtones that clash or are out of tune with each other






16. A major church mode with a flatted seventh






17. A minor scale containing a minor pentachord followed by a raised sixth and seventh ascending - and the natural minor form descending






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






19. Two lines that signal the end of a section of music






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






21. Rhythmic displacements of the expected strong beats created by dots - rests - ties - accent marks - & dynamics






22. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale






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






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






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






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






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






28. Series of duration of sound and silence






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






30. Consists of 3 elements: attack - sustain - and release






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






32. A minor church mode with a flatted second






33. An interval that consists of two half steps






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






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






36. An ordered collection of pitches in whole and half step patterns






37. A symbol that extends the value of a note by half the original value






38. Unit of space in between bar lines






39. A major church mode with no accidentals






40. A form of short hand that dispenses with the writing of accidentals for the notes being changed to fit the scale






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






42. The use of all three minor forms within a composition






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






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






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






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






47. Scale degree 7; Leads up to resolution of tonic






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






49. A scale containing 5 notes containing no half steps; C D E G A C






50. The speed of a beat