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Praxis II Music Education Vocab

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1. Flutes - oboes - bassoons - trombones - tubas - string instruments

2. Glissando in jazz music

3. Chord whose notes are played one after another. Sometimes it is written as a chord preceded by a wiggly line.

4. Fifth tone in a major or minor scale.

5. Repetition by one or more different voices of a phrase.

6. Without key center

7. Pick up bar.

8. Sounds major 16th lower. i.e. major second + two octaves

9. Sounds minor seventh higher.

10. Exact transposition of each note in a sequence.

11. How high or low a note is.

12. General music courses involve listening - composing - and performing for all students.

13. Sounds major sixth lower. Written with key signature.

14. Short - constantly repeated motif. Usually - but not always in the bass.

15. Music that moves in harmonic blocks (as opposed to the linear way polyphonic music moves)

16. Founder of kindergarten. Advocated dance and music in regards to nature as they played outside. Wrote Mother Play and Nursery songs with tunes.

17. High - clear - pure sound produced on a string instrument by lightly stopping the string at its halfway point.

18. Part of the total pitch range of an instrument that has a distinctive quality.

19. Chord that is in a different key to the one before it with no notes in common.

20. Glissando in vocal music

21. Instruction to use the bow after a plucked passage of music.

22. Sharpened leading note ascending and descending

23. E- E

24. Highest natural adult male voice

25. Second melody above or below the main melody. Descant is a type of countermelody.

26. Sounds a minor third higher.

27. Three part musical form created by repeating the first section without changing. A B A.

28. 1. Avoiding ledger lines 2. Provide a better key signature 3. Avoid changing the pattern of fingering for different pitches

29. Sounds Major 9th lower. i.e. major second + octave

30. Piccolo - Guitar - Bass Guitar

31. Two part form - A B. The first section modulates (usually to the dominant). The second section is often longer than the first and uses similar material.

32. V - vi

33. Stress placed on a particular note in relation to others around it.

34. Two conflicting rhythms used at the same time. Also known as polyrhythm.

35. Seventh tone in a major or minor scale

36. Trademark teaching methods using solfege hand signs - musical shorthand - rhythm solmization

37. Alternate singing or playing by different groups.

38. Fourth tone in a major/minor scale

39. F- F

40. I - V ii - V IV - V

41. A- A

42. Repeating a theme or motif with notes of smaller value (usually half)

43. A melody moves by inversion if it moves in ___________ when repeated. Sometimes the intervals are not exact.

44. Music where two or more equally important melodic lines are combined and woven together with rhythmic contrast happening between the voices.

45. Thick or thin - How many instruments or voices are performing together.

46. American String Teachers Assocation

47. Repetition of a musical idea at a higher or lower pitch.

48. Simultaneous use of two or more keys.

49. Increasing the note values of a musical theme - usually to twice their value.

50. Intervals of the first phrase are NOT reproduced exactly.