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Chorus Exam Terms

The lines which cross the staff and divide it into measures are bar line
What do we call music written for church performance; religious music? sacred
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. time signature
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. ledger lines
The bass staff and treble staff connected by a brace and a line is called grand staff
What is the area between two bar lines? measure
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. tie
The oval-shaped part of a note; may be hollow or filled is called the note head
The clef used for notes in the lower pitch ranges; F clef is the bass clef
Two or more notes sounded together is harmony
This is the person who creates a piece of music composer
The note(s) in an incomplete measure at the beginning of a piece or section of music. pick-up
he two dots with a double bar line; this means to return to the beginning or previous repeat sign at the beginning of the section. repeat sign
This symbol smoothly connects two or more notes of different pitches by a curved line over or under the notes. slur
The first beat of a measure is the downbeat
The five lines and the four spaces between them on which music notes and other symbols are written staff
his sounds out a steady beat; tempo is determined by the number of beats per minute tempo
This is a person who takes an existing piece of music and re-works it for a different set of voices and/or instruments. arranger
This is the sign that helps to organize the staff so notes can be easily read. clef
The oval-shaped symbols that are placed on the lines and in the spaces of the staff to represent pitches are called notes
The line that extends from the note head; goes up on the right side or down on the left side. stem
This is a group of musicians who perform together. ensamble
This is the clef used for notes in the higher pitch ranges; G clef. treble clef
These symbols indicate silences in music rests
his is written when all parts sing the same pitches at the same time. unison
This is music written for performance outside the church; non-religious music. secular
This indicates the end of a piece of music. double bar line
The line that connects two or more flagged notes. beam
The main tune of a piece is called the melody
A musical sound is called the pitch
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