Elements of Music
Rhythm names and Values
Musical Notation
Definitions
Why study music?

100

This word refers to the timing of the music. It is defined as patterns of long and short duration (length)
What is Rhythm?

100

This note USUALLY gets four beats. It is written as a note head that is NOT filled in. It looks like a circle.
A whole note

100

This number is the number of lines a musical staff has
What is 5?

100

This word refers to the steady pulse of the music. We have been indicating this by using an X
Beat

100

Creating a playlist for your summer is an example of using music to do what?
Express yourself

200

This word refers to the volume of the music. Typically we refer to how loud or quiet the music is.
What are dynamics?

200

This rest USUALLY gets one (1) beat.
Quarter Rest

200

This word refers to the application of the sol-fa syllables to a musical scale or to a melody. Here are the syllables (in order) Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do
What is solfege?

200

This word refers to the distance between two notes Ex: Do Sol
What is an interval

200

This is organized sounds and silences. It is created by different patterns using the six elements of it.
What is music?

300

This word refers to how the music is performed. Usually we talk about this using the terms detached, accented, or connected
What are Articulations

300

This note USUALLY gets two beats. It looks like a note head (circle) with a stem (line) going up
A half note

300

This word refers to a melody that goes up the scale and getting higher in pitch
What is ascending?

300

This word refers to the speed of the music.
What is tempo?

300

This is an ensemble where the performers sing their music, with or without instruments. The Pentatonix (who sang the Evolution of Music) are ensemble of this kind of group
What is a chorus/choir/a cappella group? (either of these answers are acceptable)

400

This word refers to what is performing the music. It can refer to the difference in sound between a voice or an instrument, speaking or singing, clapping, snapping, or patting
What is tone color or timbre?

400

This note USUALLY gets three (3) beats. It looks like a note head with a stem going up or down and there is a dot next to it.
A dotted half note

400

This is a term that refers to any method of writing down music
What is musical notation?

400

This is a word for a repeated pattern in music. It can be rhythmic or melodic.
What is an ostinato?

400

Composers, performers, singers, instrumentalists, record producers, jingle writers, and rappers are all examples of this.
Career Opportunities (or path to career opportunities)

500

This is the collection of pitches that make up the shape of the music. It is a single line of notes that goes up, down, or stays the same.
What is melody?

500

This note USUALLY gets half a beat. When they are written by themselves, they have a flag at the top. When they are written in pairs, they are written with a bar connecting them
An eighth note

500

This kind of melody goes down the scale and gets lower in pitch.
What is a descending melody?

500

This word refers to a song where two or more voices sing the same melody but at different times, creating harmony
What is a round?

500

This word refers to a subject that connects to other subjects. Adding rhythm values, using words in song to express emotion, and learning about history through music are just a few ways of the ways music does this.
What is interdisciplinary?