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Art terms

TermDefinition
Strings Rubbing bows against strings or plucking strings ex. Guitar, violin
Woodwinds Blowing against reeds made of wood or plastic mouthpiece by passing of air over a mouth hole ex. Flute, horn, saxophone, clarinet
Brass Produces sound by buzzing or vibrating his/her lips on the mouthpiece ex. Trumpet, tuba, French horn, trombone
Percussion Produces sound by striking, shaking, scraping, or plucking the instrument ex. Snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, xylophone
Form The organization and structure of music. Refers to patterns of a music piece.
Harmony Notes that form major and minor chords create harmony; harmony refers to the structure of music, as well as the pleasing and well rounded sound it creates.
Melody A succession of single tones that form an agreeable unit of sound.
Pitch The highness or lowness of a tone; the pitch can move up, down, or stay the same, depending on the notes that are used.
Rhythm The controlled movement of music in time.
Tempo The rate of speed or pace of the music.... (Largo- slow) (moderato- medium) (Allegro- fast) (presto- very fast)
Timbre The tone and color of musical sounds; different musical instruments have distinctive sounds
Voice Sound produced from the vocal chords; the main voice types are......
Soprano Highest pitch
Alto Second highest
Tenor Second lowest voice
Bass Lowest voice
Half note Looks like a d. Tells the musician to play the note for half the time of a whole note.
Quarter note Looks like a d but the d is colored in. Tells the musician to play the one fourth the time of a whole note.
Created by: Kaylieb120