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Key terms and Spelling List - Year 9 Music
  • Musical devices & features of film music – Leitmotifs Musical
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    LeitmotifA leitmotif or leitmotiv is a "short, constantly recurring musical phrase" associated with a particular person, place, or idea. It is closely related to the musical concepts of idée fixe or motto-theme. 
  • Waltz, Tango, Salsa & Disco
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    time signaturesThe time signature is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats (pulses) are to be contained in each measure (bar) and which note value is equivalent to one beat. 
  • Pop songs & Arrangements
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    ArrangementAn arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or development of the formal structure. 

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