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Chorus terms

Accidental a flat, sharp, or natural sign that appears within a piece of music; affects the notes written on the same line or space following it for that measure only
Divisi the parts divide
Half step the distance from any key on the keyboard to the very next key above or below, whether black or white
Melodic interval interval in which the two notes are sounded separately
Natural the natural sign before a note cancels the previous sharp or flat sign
Whole step two half steps
Common time means the same as the time signature 4/4
Consonants sounds which have some type of interference or interruption of the air stream as it moves through the vocal tract
Duet two voices or instruments of equal importance performing together
Intonation pitch accuracy
Octave the interval of an 8th
Phrase part of a melody that expresses a musical idea; a “musical sentence”
Vowels sounds produced without any major interruption of the air flow through the vocal tract; articulators do not touch each other
Consonance a tone combination that is stable
Dissonance a tone combination that is unstable
Sequence a melodic or harmonic passage is repeated successively; may be ascending or descending, diatonic (using notes within the scale) or chromatic
Syncopation the accent in a musical passage falls on the weak beat rather than the strong beat
Timbre the quality of sound that distinguishes one voice or instrument from another; also called “tone color”
Transpose to re-write a melody with the exact same sequence of notes and intervals in a different key (with a different Do)
Created by: slofton