Music History Quiz 1

A series of 7 notes starting on tonic ending on the

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: a series of 7 notes, starting on tonic & ending on the octave repeat Diatonic scales : a series of 7 notes, starting on tonic & ending on the octave repeat (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, [do]) Diatonic scales Melodies : pitches & rhythm organized in a memorable way & centering on a tonic Phrases : units of melody often repeated, that are separated with tiny pauses Motive / Motif : smallest recognizable unit of melody, can be based on pitch or rhythm Interval : the relative pitch distance between two notes in melody Conjunct motion : moving from note to note in a melody in small steps (Gregorian chant – easy motions) Disjunct motion : moving from note to note by leaps or large intervals (opera) Range / Tessitura : overall collection of notes; can be wide or narrow (narrow – Gregorian / wide – opera) Dynamics : how loud or soft music is Harmony : the simultaneous sounding of different pitches Texture : the relationship between melodies in a piece Melisma : numerous (3+) notes per syllable Melismatic chant Texture : relationship between melodies
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