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2 Yr 11 Vocab Test You are about to answer 30 questions about the vocabulary you need to know for the GCSE listening exam. You will see a key word or a definition and you will have to write your answer in 10 seconds. Then you will get the answer and the next slide will appear. Good luck!

3 Unaccompanied choir A Capella

4 Music written with several different parts for different instruments. Polyphonic

5 A group of singers usually comprising sopranos, altos, tenors and basses Choir

6 Extra force given to a marked note. Indicated with a > above the note Accent

7 An increase, or accelleration of the tempo, or pace of a piece Accelerando

8 Briefly define Opera Musical Drama with singers on stage and instrumental accompaniment

9 Name 4 percussion instruments Side drum, Bass drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, wood block etc

10 When a stringed instrument is played not with a bow, but plucked with the fingers Pizzicato

11 To play with a flexible tempo Rubato

12 A group of three instruments including: A piano, a violin and a cello Trio

13 Very fast, faster than AllegroAllegro Presto

14 The highest female voice Soprano

15 Music written in only one voice, or with only one melody line throughout the range of instruments Monophonic

16 When a note is played a semitone down from its natural state Flat

17 Name 3 brass instruments Trumpet, trombone, tuba, cornet, horn, etc

18 A group of four string instruments including: two violins, one viola and a cello String Quartet

19 Sharp When a note is played a semitone up from its natural note

20 A combination of notes including one or more dissonant intervals". This means a combination of notes that don't sound 'right' together Dischord/Atonal/Dissonant

21 Symbols at the beginning of a stave showing which notes are to be played flat or sharp throughout a piece of musicstave flatsharp Key Signature

22 The lines upon which music notation is written Stave

23 Music without a sense of key Atonal

24 Texture. Melody + Chordal accompaniment Homophonic

25 Where the opening pattern of a musical phrase played by one voice or instrument is copied in another, not necessarily at the same pitch Imitation


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