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Unit 6 Music Theory

Unit 6 AP Music

Nonharmonic Tone Notes that are not in the chord that's selected Adds dissonance.
Passing Tone Stepwise motion going up or down (C, D, E)
Neighbor Tone Going up one whole step then returning back (C, D, C)
Anticipation Note does not belong in first chord but belongs in 2nd chord (C chord then F by itself then and F chord after)
Escape Tone Step up one then jump down more than one (C, D, A)
Appoggiatura Skipping up high then down one step (C, G, F)
Pedal Point Note that repeats or holds out will notes above change
Suspension Taking a note from previous chord and holding it to resolve down one step
Retardation Resolve up to the fifth like the suspension but opposite
Double Neighbor Going up then down below then back at home (G, A, F, G)
Motive / Motif Musical Idea or starting block for a song
Inversion Flipping the melody upside down
Transposition Transpose into a new key
Retrograde Play it backwards
Retrograde inversion Play it backwards and inverted
Diminution Make the note values shorter
Augmentation Note values are now longer
Modality Changing from Major to minor or minor to major
Fragmentation Take the melody and take parts of it (Breaking it up)
Sequence A melody that is repeated but at different levels are starting points (C, D, G,) (D, E, F)
Rhythmic transformation Change the rhythm but the melody still sounds familiar
Anticipation A chord tone that will eventually fit into the next chord
Hemiola A rhythm of syncopated beats with two beats within the time of three or three beats within the time of two
Augmentation Make the notes longer
Diminution Make the Notes Shorter
Cross-Rhythm Contrasting rhythms
Syncopation Emphasize the off beat
Fermata A sudden pause and the conductor gets to control how long the rest is
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