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Music Terms

Interval The distance between two notes.
Exposition The section that initially presents the thematic material.
Form The structure or architecture of a piece of music.
Contrast The differences in tempo, pitch, texture or volume.
Dynamics The louds and softs of music; the amplitude.
Call and Response Music that is responded to in another voice.
Timbre The character or tone color of the sound.
Sonata Allegro Form A large scale musical structure that is divided into three sections.
Texture The way multiple voices interact in a composition.
Harmony The chordal structure of a musical composition.
Melodic Ostinato A small melodic phrase or chord pattern that is repeated.
Recapitulation The section that returns to the first thematic material.
Stretto Phrases that overlap almost like a canon, or a round.
Development The section that focuses on the conversation between instruments.
Melody A succession of musical tones or tune of the song.
Pan Adjusting the audio to the left and right speakers.
Created by: JediMaestro