Year 10 Music Tech Exam Revision (Music Devices (Usually in film music)…
Year 10 Music Tech Exam Revision
Quaver (Half a beat)
Semiquaver (Quarter of a beat)
Crotchet (1 Beat)
Minim (2 Beats)
Semibreve (4 Beats)
Bass + Treble Clef
GBDFA (Great Big Dogs Frighten Albert)
EGBDF (Every Good Boy Deserves Football)
Variation is an important element in each section.
Also known as verse repeating, it is where verses or stanzas of the text are sung to the same music.
Usually performed as episodes where one section reoccurs, such as (ABACADAEA)
A form where the music subsequently develops, it is usually a longer form of music called minuet and trio
Usually performed as ABA
Usually performed as A-A-B-B (Uses AB)
Music Devices (Usually in film music)
Dotted Rhythm, A rhythm in which the beat is unequally subdivided into a long dotted note and a short note.
Pedal, it is a single note that is held on or repeated in the bass.
Canon, it is where a melody is played and then imitated (one or more times) after a short delay.
Conjunct/Disjunct movement, it is the interval between two consecutive scale degrees. Any larger interval is called a skip or disjunct motion.
Broken Chord, A chord where the notes are played consecutively
Motif, it is a short musical idea that reoccurs
Imitation , like it's name it is repeating the same melody as if it was imitating it.
Syncopation, it involves a variety of rhythms which make part or all of a tune or the entire piece off-beat.
Ostinato, A repeated pattern of notes
Sequence, it is the repeated version of a motif at a higher or lower pitch in the same voice
Drone, It is when a note is played to accompany the melody/most of the piece
Arpeggio, it is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played or sung in sequence rather than ringing out.
Modulation, where you change from one key to another.