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general music theory

piano class

what is a chord? 2 or more notes played together.
Octive 2 notes unisent
root 1rst note of a scale.
octave 12 half steps
tied notes when notes on the same line or space are joined with a curved line. (combine notes value)
slur mean play legato (smoothly connected). Divide music into phrases.
incomplete measure incomplete measure on the first time and added at the end.
polyrhythm simultaneously sounding of two or more independent rythms.
time signature beats per measure
other octave interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
interval distance between 2 notes.
whole note 4 beats
half note 2 beats
quarter note 1 beat
eight notes 1/2 beat
sixteenth notes 1/4 beat
black key accidental keys
white keys natural keys
major scale WWHWWWH
ledger line music that cannot be located on the line.
beat pulse of tempo.
tempo speed of music (italian)
C is located 2 black keys left hand side.
a sharp goes 1 note to the right (raises a note)
a b (flat) lowers a note a half step.
Enharmonic same pitch, different spelling
a dotted note adds half value of note to the note itself.
Created by: sweetnance