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MUSIC TERMS 

 

 

TIMBRE (TONE COLOR) - the special sound of a voice or instrument

 

 

SOLFEGE - a vocal exercise sung to the  syllables  DO,RE,MI,FA,SO,LA,TI,DO

 

 

DYNAMICS - the loudness or softness of sounds

 

 

FORM -the order of sections in music. (same and different parts)

 

 

PITCH-the highness or lowness of a sound

 

 

ACAPPELLA-to sing with no accompaniment

 

RHYTHM -the duration of sound; patterns of sound, long, short, or steady combinations 

 

MELODY - the tune; an organized sequence of pitches

 

HARMONY- the combination of two or more pitches

 

BEAT- a steady pulse, like the beat of your heart or the ticking of a clock

 

TEMPO - the speed at which the music is played