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Sheet1 Page 1 MUSIC TERMS AND NOTES FOR FIRST EXAM 9/6/06 SOUND AND PITCH pitch - compression or decompression of the atmosphere at a regular, periodic interval octave - when one pitch has twice the frequency of another pitch pentatonic sclae - an octave divided into five parts of three whole steps and two whole-and-a-half steps. anglo/celtic -> afro-am diatonic - C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C (five wholes and two halves) mode - the flavor of the diatonic depending on the starting scale degree major mode - when the half step happens between pitches 3/4 and 7/8 minor mode - half step between 2/3 and 5/6 tonic - home base pitch, often start and end of motive MELODY HARMONY AND TEXTURE melody - individual pitches that create a single line conjunct motion - melody that moves up/down by single steps in the scale disjunct motion - melody that is characterized by skips monophonic - music containing only a single melodic line (chant) polyphonic - music containing multiple melodic lines of equal interest imitative polyphany - when several melodies imitate each other (round or canon)
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course MUSIC 142 taught by Professor Finson during the Fall '06 term at UNC.

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