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AP Music Theory

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






2. Unit of space in between bar lines






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






4. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental






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






6. The body of a note






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






8. An interval that consists of two half steps






9. Consists of two whole steps and a half step






10. The maximum extent of a vibration measured from the position of equilibrium






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






12. A minor church mode with a raised sixth






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






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






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






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






17. 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






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






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






20. Multiple lines of melody being sung at once






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






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






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






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






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






26. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures






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






28. Division of the beat into 2 or 3 equal parts






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






30. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale






31. The smallest interval between two notes






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






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






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






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






36. Meters that have beat units of unequal length






37. The length of time sound of silence occurs






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






46. Each step of a scale






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






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






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






50. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff