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AP Music Theory

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






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






3. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






11. Refers to the beat being divided into 3 parts






12. The distance between one wave and the next






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






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






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






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






17. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff






18. The body of a note






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






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






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






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






23. The smallest interval between two notes






24. A music clef which moves depending on the range of the notes; the line going through the center of it is a C






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






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






27. A single line of melody






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






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






30. A minor church mode with a flatted second






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






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






33. A major church mode with a flatted seventh






34. An interval that consists of two half steps






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






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






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






38. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental






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






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






41. Consists of two whole steps and a half step






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






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






44. Meters that have beat units of unequal length






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






46. A major church mode with no accidentals






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






48. The first beat of a measure & it corresponds with the movement of conductor's hand






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






50. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale