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Honors Exam Terms

TermDefinition
bar line The lines which cross the staff and divide it into measures are
sacred What do we call music written for church performance; religious music
time signature This symbol appears at the beginning of the music after the clef sign; contains two numbers: the upper number indicates how many beats are in each measure, and the lower number tells what type of note receives one beat. -
ledger lines These are short lines which are added to extend the range of the staff when the notes are too low or too high to be written on the staff
grand staff The bass staff and treble staff connected by a brace and a line is called the-
measure What is the area between two bar lines? -
tie Two notes of the same pitch joined by a curved line over or under the note. Each note joined by this is held for its full value but only the first note is played or sung. –
note head The oval-shaped part of a note; may be hollow or filled is called the -
bass clef the clef for lower notes
harmony when two notes of different pitches
Composer =This is the person who creates a piece of music.
pick up The note(s) in an incomplete measure at the beginning of a piece or section of music. -
repeat sign double bar line with two dots
slur 14. This symbol smoothly connects two or more notes of different pitches by a curved line over or under the notes. –
downbeat 15. The first beat of a measure is the –
Staff 16. The five lines and the four spaces between them on which music notes and other symbols are written –
tempo 17. This sounds out a steady beat; tempo is determined by the number of beats per minute –
arranger 18. This is a person who takes an existing piece of music and re-works it for a different set of voices and/or instruments. –
clef 19. This is the sign that helps to organize the staff so notes can be easily read. –
notes 20. The oval-shaped symbols that are placed on the lines and in the spaces of the staff to represent pitches are called –
stem 21. The line that extends from the note head; goes up on the right side or down on the left side. –
ensemble 22. This is a group of musicians who perform together. -
Treble clef 23. This is the clef used for notes in the higher pitch ranges; G clef. -
rests 24. These symbols indicate silences in music –
unison everyone singing at the same time
secular 26. This is music written for performance outside the church; non-religious music. -
double bar line 27. This indicates the end of a piece of music. -
beam 28. The line that connects two or more flagged notes. –
melody 29. The main tune of a piece is called the –
pitch 30. A musical sound is called the -
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