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A type of music where pitches, rhythms, and timbres are chosen completely at random.
Music composed with no specific tonal center
A musical style stressing intense, subjective emotion and harsh dissonance
A musical style the stresses tone color, atmosphere, and fluidity.
The use of two or more contrasting and independent rhythms at the same time
The simultaneous sounding of two keys at once.
Music using the directness, instinctiveness, and exoticism of primitive cultures, usually associated with the music of Stravinsky.
Second Viennese School
The name given to the school of composition including Schoenberg and his students Berg and Webern.
A type of singins halfway between singing and speech.
A chord in which a large number of adjacent pitches are sounded.
Devised by Arnold Schoenberg in the early 1920’s, a system of composition where each pitch in a composition is derived from a special ordering of the twelve chromatic tones.
Used frequently by Debussy, a scale in which a whole step separates each tone.
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