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AP Music Theory

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1. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale






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






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






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






5. Multiple lines of melody being sung at once






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






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






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






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






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






11. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff






12. Refers to the beat being divided into 3 parts






13. Scale degree 6; Halfway between subdominant & tonic






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






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






16. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures






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






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






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






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






21. Unit of space in between bar lines






22. A minor church mode with a flatted second






23. A minor church mode with a raised sixth






24. Series of duration of sound and silence






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






26. Consists of two whole steps and a half step






27. Meters that have beat units of unequal length






28. A major church mode with a flatted seventh






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






37. An interval that consists of two half steps






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






39. The speed of a beat






40. A single line of melody






41. The length of time sound of silence occurs






42. The body of a note






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






44. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together






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






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






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






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






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






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