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AP Music Theory

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

2. An artificial scale containing 6 notes that are all a whole step apart

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

4. A single line of melody

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

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

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

8. The speed of a beat

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

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

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

12. A symbol used to extend the value of a note by connecting it to another note

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

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

15. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale

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

17. An interval that consists of two half steps

18. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together

19. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures

20. The smallest interval between two notes

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

22. Each step of a scale

23. A major church mode with a flatted seventh

24. A minor scale containing the same pattern as the pure minor scale

25. The body of a note

26. Indicates the end of a piece of music

27. A beat before the first measure or a pick-up beat

28. Series of duration of sound and silence

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

30. 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

31. Consists of two whole steps and a half step

32. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff

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

34. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be raised a half step

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

36. The higher female voice; clef is on the first line

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

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

39. A major church mode with no accidentals

40. A major church mode with a raised fourth

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

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

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

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

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

46. A recurring pulsation that divides music into units of time

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

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

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

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