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What is "Genre" ? Genre is the word we use for a type of music for instance, country, folk ,pop, jazz, classical, brass, band, etc. It's a bit like style, except that you can have different styles of music even within one genre.
What is an ensemble? It's another word for group
The word 'communicate' comes from the Latin 'communicare', which means 'to share'
Name the 9 elements of music Pulse, Tempo, Dynamics, Pitch, Timbre, Expression, Rhythm, Melody
What does the word 'Pulse' mean in music? The beat or pulse- the regular, basic unit of evenly repeated time. Beat is the heart of music. It may sometimes go faster or slower, but typically our resting heart-rate should be around 60 pulses per minute.
What does the word 'Tempo' mean in music? Tempo is when the piece of music that you are listening to is fast, moderate or slow. The word 'Tempo' means 'time' in Latin, many other words used to indicate how to play music are also in Italian.
Who were the first musicians to write their instructions on scores? They were from Italy
What is a tempo marking? It is the composer's written indicator of speed. A performer looks at the tempo marking to see how fast or slow to play.
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