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AP Music Theory

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

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

3. Refers to the beat being divided into 3 parts

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

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

6. Series of duration of sound and silence

7. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures

8. Unit of space in between bar lines

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

10. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale

11. Multiple lines of melody being sung at once

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

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

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

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

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

17. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together

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

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

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

21. A major church mode with a raised fourth

22. A major church mode with no accidentals

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

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

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

26. The distance between one wave and the next

27. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff

28. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental

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

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

31. A stick drawn on all notes that are shorter in value than a whole note

32. A major church mode with a flatted seventh

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

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

35. A clef used for pitch-less or rhythm instruments

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

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

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

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

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

41. The body of a note

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

43. A minor church mode with a raised sixth

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

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

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

47. Refers to the beat being divided equally into 2 parts

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

49. Meters that have beat units of unequal length

50. Indicates the end of a piece of music