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AP Music Theory

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1. A minor church mode with a flatted second






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






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. Meters that have beat units of unequal length






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






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






7. A single line of melody






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






9. Refers to the beat being divided into 3 parts






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






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






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






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






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






15. Low male voice; clef is on the fifth line






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






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






18. An interval that consists of two half steps






19. The smallest interval between two notes






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






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






22. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental






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






24. The body of a note






25. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures






26. Moderately high female voice; clef is on the second line






27. A major church mode with a raised fourth






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






29. Series of duration of sound and silence






30. A scale containing 5 notes containing no half steps; C D E G A C






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






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






33. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






45. Unit of space in between bar lines






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






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






48. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together






49. Consists of two whole steps and a half step






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