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Glossary of Music Apreciation

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Beat
Even pulse that divides the passing of the time into equal parts.
Meter
is the gathering of beats into regular groups.
Types of meter
Duplo Triple and quadruole
Pitch
Is the relative position high or low of a musical sound.
Musical Phrase
Are melodies broken up into smaller units.

Cadences
are the portion of a musical phrase that leads to its last chord.
Half cadences
give a sense of continuation
full cadences
give a sense of rest
Dynamics
The loudness and softness that describe the particular character of an musical instrument.
Tempo
is the speed at which the beat progress.
Tonic
in the harmony the chord that gives us the sense of having completed the song.
Accent
adding stress to a beat or between beats.
Syncopation
is the accent on a weak beat.
Melody
is the part we sing along o remember from a tune.
main categories of voices
Soprano
alto
Tenor
Bass


Timbre
is another term for the tone quality of a musical sound
Fundamental key
is the main tone

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