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Music Terms

Beat steady pulse of all music
Quarter Note One beat of sound
Quarter Rest One beat of silence
Barline Vertical line that groups notes and rests together
Measure The space between the barlines
Meter Way of organizing rhythm
Time Signature Set of numbers at the beginning of a piece of music.
Staff Five lines and four spaces on which notes are written
Clef Symbol at the beginning of a staff that indicates which lines and spaces represent which ones.
Treble Clef Clef that generally indicates notes that are higher than middle C
Bass Clef Clef that generally indicates note lower than middle C
Grand Staff A staff that is created when to staves are joined together
Scale A group of pitches when are sung or played in succesion are based on a particular home tone (tonic)
Key Detirmined by its home tone or tonic.
Rhythm Combination of long and short notes and rests.
Half Note Note that represents to beats of sound
Half Rest Note that represents to beats of silence
Dotted Half Note a note that represents three beats of music
Whole Note a note that represents four beats of sound
Whole Rest a note that represents four beats of silence.
Major Scale From Do to Do
Natural Minor Scale Is from La to La
Eighth Note Is a note that represents half a beat of sound.
Eighth Rest Is a note that represents half a beat of silence
Major Tonic Triad Do, Mi, So, Built on the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes on the Major Scale.
Minor Tonic Triad La, Do, Mi; built on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes of the minor scale
Tie Is a curved line used to connect two or more Notes of the same pitch in order to make one longer note
Dotted Quarter Note is a curved line used to connect two or more Notes of the same pitch in order to make one longer note
Interval distance between two notes.
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