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Notes in the musical scale

A

noun

the sixth note in the musical scale of C major

B

noun

the seventh note of a musical scale in C major

b

noun

the musical key based on the note B

bass

noun

the lower half of the full range of musical notes

beat

noun

the main pattern of sounds in a piece of music, or the strongest sounds in this pattern

beat

noun

a unit of measurement for a piece of music. Each bar has a particular number of beats

breve

noun

a musical note that is equal to two semibreves

C

noun

the first note in the musical scale of C major

chord

noun

three or more musical notes played together

crotchet

noun

a musical note that is a quarter of the length of a semibreve

D

noun

the second note in the musical scale of C major

do

another spelling of doh

doh

noun

the first or eighth note in the sol-fa musical scale

double flat

noun

a musical note that is played or sung two semitones lower than usual

double sharp

noun

a musical note that is played or sung two semitones higher than usual

downbeat

noun

the first beat of music in a bar

drumbeat

noun

the steady beat of music played on drums

E

noun

the third note in the musical scale of C major

eighth note

noun

a quaver2 1

F

noun

the fourth note in the musical scale of C major

fa

another spelling of fah

fah

noun

the fourth note in the sol-fa musical scale

flat

noun

a musical note that is one semitone lower than a particular note

G

noun

the fifth note in the musical scale of C major

grace

noun

a grace note

grace note

noun

an extra musical note added in a piece of music

half note

noun

a minim

half step

noun

a semitone

half tone

noun

a semitone

harmonic

noun

a soft high note played on a stringed instrument by not pressing the string all the way down

interval

noun

a difference in pitch between two musical notes

key

noun

a set of musical notes that are based on one particular note

la

another spelling of lah

lah

noun

the sixth note in the sol-fa musical scale

mi

noun

the third note in the sol-fa musical scale

middle C

noun

the C note that is near the middle of the keyboard on a piano

minim

noun

a musical note that is half as long as a semibreve. The American word is half note.

music

noun

the printed symbols that represent the sounds of music that musicians or singers read when they are performing

natural

noun

a musical note that is not a sharp or a flat, or the written sign showing this

note

noun

an individual sound in music. A group of notes played together is called a chord and a series of notes that form a separate set is called a scale

note

noun

a written sign that represents a musical note

octave

noun

a series of eight musical notes in a musical scale

octave

noun

the lowest and highest notes of a musical scale played together

pitch

noun

the high or low quality of a musical note

pulse

noun

a strong regular beat in music

quarter note

noun

a crotchet

quaver

noun

a very short musical note that is played for one eighth of the time of a semibreve

range

noun

all the musical notes that a person can sing or an instrument can play, from the highest to the lowest

re

noun

the second note in the sol-fa musical scale

register

noun

the range of musical sounds that a voice or a musical instrument can produce

root

noun

the note that forms the base of a chord in music

scale

noun

a series of musical notes in a fixed order from the lowest to the highest or the highest to the lowest

semibreve

noun

a musical note that is as long as four ordinary notes called crotchets

semiquaver

noun

a musical note that is half as long as a short note called a quaver

semitone

noun

an amount by which one sound is higher or lower than another, equal to 1/12 of an octave. This difference can be heard between any two notes that are next to each other on a piano.

sharp

noun

a musical note that is played or sung a semitone higher than usual

sixteenth note

noun

a semiquaver

so

another spelling of soh

soh

noun

the fifth note in the sol-fa musical scale

sol

noun

the musical note soh

sol-fa

noun

the musical system in which the notes in a scale are represented by the seven short words ‘doh’, ‘re’, ‘mi’, ‘fah’, ‘soh’, ‘lah’, and ‘ti’

tenor

noun

the middle and higher range of musical notes written for men to sing

ti

noun

the seventh note in the sol-fa musical scale

tone

noun

an amount equal to two semitones by which a musical note is higher or lower than another note

tonic

noun

the first note in a musical scale

treble

noun

the highest sounds in music

tremolo

noun

a slight shaking sound in a musical note or in someone’s voice

value

noun

the length of time that a musical note lasts for

vibrato

noun

a shaking effect on a musical note

whole note

noun

a semibreve

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