Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Surprise feeling: [rupture][relaxed <->tense], [warm<->cold] (awe, anticipation, rupture)
Sonic descriptors organized around terms developed by David Huron. Certainty/Uncertainty: predictable <-> unpredictable (event domain, frequency domain) consistent<->varied
Tendency pt 1: louder<->softer(loudness), lower<->higher (pitch,frequency bands),dull<->bright (timbre, loudness), thin <-> thick (event domain, texture, timbre), slow <-> fast (tempo, event domain), consonant<->dissonant (frequency domain)
Tendency pt 2: order <-> disorder (order-disorder continuum), opening<->continuuing<->closing (global morphology), empty <-> sparse<->full<->overcrowded (event domain, texture),
Tendency pt 3: smooth <-> rough (timbre), relaxed<->tense (frequency domain, grid-time), dry<->wet (resonance, room effects), simple<->complex (global morphology, form, structure), frontal<->close<->distant<->infinite (spatial location)
Completion: weak <-> strong (global morphology, form, structure), inconclusive <-> finished (global morphology, form, structure)
Mobility: flowing <-> halting (event domain), static <-> active <-> motion-filled (event domain), continuity <-> discontinuity (global morphology, form, structure)
Stability: stable <-> unstable <-> volatile/turbulent (event domain, frequency domain)
Power: weak <-> strong (frequency domain, event domain), delicate<-> muscular (frequency domain, event domain)
Emotion: warm <-> cold (global morphology)
Extinction When a passage slows down or otherwise extinguishes itself slowly.
Suspension When a passage first establishes itself in a process, then has a brief pause of some sort where time is suspended for an instant.
Putting on the Breaks When a pulsing passage slows down rapidly to a halt.
Taking it to the max When a passage pushes the limits of some boundary -- it can be a human performance limit, or some form of saturation of a process. in this temporal mode the music hits the limit of one continuum and is on the verge of a state change.
Compression-change When musical material speeds up rapidly, then breaks into almost silence followed by something new.
Compression-fall When musical material speeds up rapidly, then falls in frequency and then into silence.
Endless Trajectory When musical material spins itself out as if without end.
Stationary When musical material is in an unchanging musical state or moment, but might have a type of fixed motion like a mobile.
Beginning When there is lengthy feeling of starting up something.
Created by: vramar