Musical Terms

Accent

Emphasis placed on a particular note that gives it more stress than the others that surround it. Marked as...

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Beat

A unit of musical rhythmThe systematic arrangement of musical sounds, which creates a flowing and/or syncopated pulse. ......

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Common Time

4/4 time signature, indicating 4 beats to the measure with the quarter note receiving the beatA unit of musical rhythm.. Marked either of the following...

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Drum Fill

A “filler” or phrase to be played between different sections of a song, that differs from the drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b......

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Dynamics

Determines how loud or quiet the music is to be played.  Here are some common dynamic markings you would see in written...

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Groove

A term among other drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... More terms used to describe the way a beatA unit of musical rhythm. feels when it not...

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Key Signature

Flats and sharps listed at the beginning of the piece indicating the key that the music is written in. Here is an example of key signatureFlats and sharps listed at the beginning of the piece indicating the...

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Metronome

A clicking device that sets the tempoThe speed at which the music is or should be played. for a rhythmThe systematic arrangement of musical sounds, which creates a flowing and/or syncopated pulse. ... More or...

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Ostinato

A musical rhythmThe systematic arrangement of musical sounds, which creates a flowing and/or syncopated pulse. ... More or phrase that is repeated over and over...

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Phrasing

How drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... More beats are distributed by the player around the drums in context to the song or drum...

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Pulse

The consistent “heartbeat” of a rhythmThe systematic arrangement of musical sounds, which creates a flowing and/or syncopated pulse. ......

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Rhythm

The systematic arrangement of musical sounds, which creates a flowing and/or syncopated pulseThe consistent "heartbeat" of a rhythm.. Here are some examples of different...

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Rimshot

Striking both the head and the rimThe metal hoop that keeps the drumhead in place. It fastens down onto the drumhead by screws (o... More of a drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head...

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