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Schoenberg

Key terms used to describe Shoenberg's Peripetie

TermDefinition
Klangfarbenmelodie When the notes in the melody are shared between instruments.
Nebenstimme The secondary melody
Haubstimme The main melody
Cross-rhythms When rhythms in different time signatures are played against each other.
Polyrhythms When lots of different rhythms in the same or different time signatures are placed against each other.
Atonal Used to describe a piece of music with no key.
Dissonant Clashing sound that is horrible to listen to.
Fragment To break a melody or rhythm up.
Inversion When you take a melody that goes up in pitch take the same starting note and shape but go down (and vice versa).
Imitation When instruments copy each other (the play the same thing before the other instrument has finished)
Octave Displacemen When individual notes in the melody are taken up or down an octave.
Hexachord A six-note chord.
Transpose When you take a melody and put it in a different key.
Contrapuntal A texture where lots of different melodies are played against each other.
Monophonic One instrument or melody on its own.
Homophonic When all the parts move together.
Created by: MC MUSIC