Rhythm
Melody
Harmony
Texture

100

The element that moves music in time.

What is rhythm?

100

The distance between two notes.

What is an interval?

100

The vertical aspect of music.

What is harmony?

100

A term that describes the relationship between melodic lines and harmony in music.

What is texture?

200

The pulse felt in music.

What is beat?

200

The distance between the highest and lowest notes of a melody.

What is range?

200

Several pitches played simultaneously.

What is a chord?

200

The texture of music with a single melodic line.

What is monophony?

300

The speed of the beat.

What is tempo?

300

A sequence of pitches organized in ascending or descending order.

What is a scale?

300

Harmony that lacks an organized key center.

What is atonality?

300

Two melodic lines set against each other.

What is counterpoint?

400

The organization of beats into repeated patterns.

What is meter?

400

The overall shape of a melody.

What is contour?

400

Harmony that is organized around a central note or key.

What is tonality?

400

The restatement of a melodic idea in several voices.

What is imitation?

500

The displacement of beats or accents.

What is syncopation?

500

Two terms that describe whether the melody moves smoothly in small intervals or in large, disconnected intervals.

What is conjunct/disjunct?

500

Two terms that describe whether note combinations are harsh and unstable or smooth and resolved.

What is dissonance/consonance?

500

The texture of music that has a primary melody that is supported by harmonic accompaniment.

What is homophony?