NAME

Question types


Start with


Question limit

of 60 available terms

Print test

60 Matching questions

  1. Tuning
  2. difference limen
  3. Just intonation
  4. density
  5. musical mind
  6. volume
  7. Pythagorean comma
  8. trochee
  9. tonality
  10. periodicity pitch theory
  11. just intervals
  12. timbre
  13. meter
  14. Melody
  15. contour
  16. combination tone
  17. vibrato
  18. psychoacoustics
  19. critical band
  20. tone quality
  21. periodicity
  22. Equal Temperament
  23. accent
  24. syntonic comma
  25. Interval
  26. iamb
  27. rhythmic unit groups
  28. Rhythm
  29. rhythmic pattern
  30. perfect pitch
  31. amphibrach
  32. law of common fate
  33. beat
  34. formants
  35. personal tempo
  36. gestalt
  37. Pentatonic Scale
  38. perception
  39. propinquity
  40. anapaest
  41. Pythagorean Scale
  42. partials
  43. tempo
  44. Temperament
  45. Dissonance
  46. dactyl
  47. discrimination
  48. mentalist
  49. Scale
  50. syncopation
  51. enharmonics
  52. Note
  53. single beat
  54. loudness
  55. masking
  56. Meantone Intonation
  57. Harmony
  58. Consonance
  59. rhythmic line
  60. tremolo
  1. a the overall shape in space of the pattern of up and down movement when considering pitch relationships within the melody
  2. b Seashore's factors of musical talent
  3. c simple, whole number interval ratios
  4. d sound that is generally considered to be unpleasant, disturbing, discordant, or rough
  5. e area on the basilar membrane that displaces in response to a particular frequency, usually encompasses 3-4 frequencies
  6. f a gestalt principle stating that when events occur together, we learn to perceive them as a unit.
  7. g apparent compactness or diffusion of sound
  8. h when one audible sound by itself can become inaudible in the presence of another sound
  9. i two or more rhythmic units combined
  10. j a school of psychology emphasizing pattern recognition and grouping of sensory input into the unified whole
  11. k the interval between the chromatic and diatonic semitones in the pythagorean scale
  12. l simultaneously sounding individual tones, vertical pitch structure
  13. m strong/weak
    /-
  14. n refers to precise relationship between frequency being played and a standard for comparison
  15. o tuning system considered unequal temperament and created by sacrificing the pure perfect fifth in favor of one size for each interval
  16. p pattern of grouping of regularly recurring beats
  17. q the ability to perceive differences in sensory input
  18. r interval between the major and minor third in the pythagorean scale
  19. s scale based on consonant note pairs
  20. t the apparent size of extensity of sound (tuba has more _______ than flute)
  21. u the cognitive process of assigning meaning to aural sensory input
  22. v occurs when beats are accentuated apart from the regular metrical pattern
  23. w weak/weak/strong
    --/
  24. x emphasis of a beat
  25. y the temporal pattern that tonal stimuli follow
  26. z parameter of sound that distinguishes one tone from another even if the two tones have the same frequency and amplitude
  27. aa successive combinations of tones placed in a temporal sequence
  28. ab strong/weak/weak
    /--
  29. ac "loyalty" to a primary tone or tonic
  30. ad belief that no human ability or behavior was learned or gained from interaction with the environment
  31. ae tuning system created by dividing the octave into twelve equal semi-tones
  32. af rapid frequency modulation; periodic variation of the tone (amplitude also changes, adds to timbre)
  33. ag weak/strong/weak
    -/-
  34. ah any component of a complex tone, including the fundamental
  35. ai weak/weak/weak
    ---
  36. aj strong/strong/strong
    ///
  37. ak the tendency of something to recur at regular intervals
  38. al the number of frequencies you need to say there is a different pitch sounding 50% of the trials (if you can tell the difference between 440 and 444 50% of the time, you have a ______________ of 4)
  39. am combinations of rhythmic lines
  40. an the pulse; underlying structural component of rhythm
  41. ao space between notes; expressed in ratio relationships
  42. ap occurs when two loud tones are sounded together, a third tone is heard that is not actually present in the audible sound.
  43. aq individual frequency in the scale arrangement
  44. ar theory of pitch perception based on pattern recognition set by the pattern of return of the fundamental frequency . . . the quality of something recurring regularly
  45. as perception of amplitude (intensity)
  46. at weak/strong
    -/
  47. au basic rhythmic units; building blocks of musical rhythms (iamb, trochee, dactyl, anapest, amphibrach, single beat, tremolo)
  48. av relative closeness of tones, proximity
  49. aw in equal temperament when a sharp and a flat are the same pitch, ex - g sharp and a flat
  50. ax the ability to name the pitch of a tone without having to compare it to a standard or comparison tone - also involved the ability to produce a specific pitch on demand (aka "absolute" ______
  51. ay a five-note scale, which is a natural outgrowth of the fourth and fifth that was seen in early Greek musical theory as the most consonant
  52. az sound that is generally considered to be pleasing or stable
  53. ba areas of resonance in an instrument
  54. bb early Greek musical scale created by projecting an ascending series of pure fifths and then dropping an octave to create stepwise movement until a chromatic scale was completed.
  55. bc rate of speed of spontaneous rhythmic movements, unique to each individual
  56. bd related to timbre and is variations that can occur within a timbre range
  57. be speed or pace at which the beat occurs
  58. bf a pattern of audible frequencies arranged in any ascending or descending order
  59. bg adjustment of tones and intervals to make a simpler, more practical scale
  60. bh the study of the perception of sound