MUSC 201

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  1. A short musical motive that repeats at successively higher or lower pitches
  2. A style of writing in which notes are drawn not from a scale, but from a predetermined series of notes. Serial composition flourished between ca. 1920 and 1980. See also "twelve-tone composition"
  3. A mid-tempo rhythmic pattern, typically in quadruple meter, in which each beat is subdivided into three pulses
    Shuffle Groove (or, Shuffle Rhythm)
  4. A type of instrumental genre; literally, a work that is played, as opposed to sung ("cantata")
  5. In German, "speech-voice." A style of singing halfway between speech and lyrical song, in which the singer hits precise pitches and then allows them to tail off, rather than sustaining them, as in lyrical singing
  6. A common form for the choruses of "standards" or popular hits of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. It consists of 32 measures divided into four phrases in the pattern AABA
    Standard Song Form
  7. A series of individual dance movements, typically in a variety of types such as minuets, gavottes, and gigues, and a variety of characters such as fast vs. slow, lively vs. stately, duple vs. triple
  8. The name given generally to the popular jazz of the 1930s and 1940s that prominently featured a swing rhythm
    Swing Music
  9. A style of setting a text to music so that there is one note per syllable
  10. A type of rhythm in which the notes run against the regular pulse of the musical meter, with accents on beats other than the ones usually accented
  11. A style of writing that establishes a central note (the tonic) as a harmonic and melodic center of gravity, which in turn creates the potential for a strong sense of resolution and closure
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MUSC 201
2012-12-05 04:54:57
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