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Praxis II Music Education Vocab

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1. Ending section designed to round off a musical composition.

2. Based on a chord pattern using primary chords (I IV V).

3. Accenting of a beat that is not normally accented

4. Part of the total pitch range of an instrument that has a distinctive quality.

5. Needs to be written a minor third higher.

6. Intervals of the first phrase are NOT reproduced exactly.

7. Made smaller.

8. Repetition of a musical idea at a higher or lower pitch.

9. I - IV - V

10. Journal of Research for Music Education

11. Natural Pitch

12. Fourth tone in a major/minor scale

13. Interval of less than a semitone

14. American Choral Director's Association

15. Sounds major second lower. Same as B flat trumpets.

16. Accompaniment style popular in the classical period. Instead of writing simple chords for the left hand - the composer arranges the same notes in a pattern of broken chords.

17. Trademark teaching methods using solfege hand signs - musical shorthand - rhythm solmization

18. Musical announcement played on brass instruments before the arrival of an important person. Usually played on trumpets and built from the notes of one major triad.

19. Gliding or sliding from one note to another. Can be shown by a line between notes or by writing the actual notes to be played.

20. Rhythmic Gymnastics - teaches concept of rhythm - structure - and expression through movement.

21. Sharpened 6 and 7 - but reverted to naturals when descending

22. An annual budget is provided for the replacement of school - owned instruments that is equivalent to at least ______ of the current replacement value of the total inventory.

23. Organization of musical notes in time.

24. Sounds major 13th lower. i.e. major sixth + octave

25. Type of counterpoint (polyphony) where one or more voices imitate a leading voice.

26. Repeating a rhythm in a different part of the bar.

27. Music with a single melody line and no harmony.

28. General music is required until grade...

29. Repetition by one or more different voices of a phrase.

30. Sounds major 16th lower. i.e. major second + two octaves

31. Instruction on string instruments begins no later than grade...

32. Between 2/3 - 5/6 - 7/8

33. Come at the end of a passage and anticipate the final chord.

34. F- F

35. B- B

36. Glissando in vocal music

37. A composition or part of a composition that can be performed backwards as well as forwards.

38. Second tone in a major/minor scale

39. Turning upside down. Change of the relative position of an interval - chord - or melody.

40. Sounds Major 9th lower. i.e. major second + octave

41. Tones that sound alike but have different names (C sharp and D flat)

42. Used to give a more melodic bass part and to give variety to the music.

43. Gives stopping place to breathe. Signals the end of both small and large musical sections.

44. Musical shaping and phrasing. Marks include staccato - legato - accent.

45. Without key center

46. Alto and tenor clefs

47. Series of tones arranged in a rhythmic pattern - often built by repeating and varying a motif.

48. Phrase is imitated by turning it upsidedown.

49. Two part form - A B. The first section modulates (usually to the dominant). The second section is often longer than the first and uses similar material.

50. For these instruments to sound a major second lower than it is written - their music needs to be written a major second higher.