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AP Music Theory

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

2. The smallest interval between two notes

3. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Scale degree 5; the pitch that dominates the tonality; a perfect fifth above the tonic

11. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be lowered two half steps

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

13. A minor church mode with a flatted second

14. A major church mode with a flatted seventh

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

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

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

18. An interval that consists of two half steps

19. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff

20. Unit of space in between bar lines

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

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

23. Organization of beats into regular groups of 2 - 3 - or 4 and how the beat is subdivided

24. A single line of melody

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

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

27. The speed of a beat

28. A major church mode with a raised fourth

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

30. A major church mode with no accidentals

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

32. Meters that have beat units of unequal length

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

34. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures

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

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

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

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

39. Indicates the end of a piece of music

40. Consists of two whole steps and a half step

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

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

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

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

45. The distance between one wave and the next

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

47. Series of duration of sound and silence

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

49. 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

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