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Consonance and dissonance

In music, consonance and dissonance are words which are used to describe certain musical intervals or chords. The adjectives are consonant and dissonant. A consonant interval or chord is one which sounds stable and pleasant. It could, for example ...

                                               

Diatonic scale

The diatonic scale is one of the scales used in music. It is also called heptatonic scale, because it uses seven distinct pitch classes or tones. For each octave there are five whole steps and two half steps. The two half steps are separated by t ...

                                               

Harmony

Harmony means playing several notes together to make" chords”. The word comes from the Greek harmonia meaning "to join things up". A tune by itself can sound nice, but it can be" harmonized” by adding an accompaniment of chords. Studying how to d ...

                                               

Homophony

Homophony means music in which the voices or instruments sing or play chords In homophonic music all the choir are singing the same words at the same time. There is a tune on top and the lower parts are the accompaniment. This is what happens in ...

                                               

Interval (music)

An interval in music means the distance between two notes. Two notes on a keyboard which are next to one another counting both white and black notes are a" semitone” apart. A" tone” is two semitones see semitone. However, an" intervale” depends o ...

                                               

Key signature

A key signature is a group of sharps or flats which are printed at the beginning of a line/measure of music. It shows which notes have to be changed into sharps or flats. For example: if there is one sharp in the key signature it will be an F sha ...

                                               

Melody

A melody in music is a group of notes of various pitches which are played one after another. Together they make a tune in the same way that a group of words make a sentence. Some people like to sing melodies. Melodies have rhythm. In music, melod ...

                                               

Modes of limited transposition

Modes of limited transposition are a kind of musical scale. They were used by the French composer Olivier Messiaen. Major scales have twelve different transpositions. This means that a major scale can start on any of the twelve notes C, C#, D, D# ...

                                               

Modulation (music)

Modulation, in music, means that the music changes key. A piece of music might, for example, be "in the key of C major". Then it could modulate to G major so that the G now feels like the home key and the notes of a G major scale are used. Modula ...

                                               

Musical mode

Modes in music are a kind of scale. The Ancient Greeks used several modes in their music. Medieval musicians borrowed the names of these modes to describe the scales used in their music. Western music predominantly usually uses two scales: major ...

                                               

Octave

An octave is the distance between two musical notes that have the same letter name. If a musician sings or plays a scale do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si-do’ the first and last do’ are an octave apart. It is called an octave’ because there are eight notes i ...

                                               

Pentatonic scale

In music, a pentatonic scale is a scale with five notes in each octave. Pentatonic scales are very common and are found in folk music from all over the world. Any scale using five notes is "pentatonic" "penta" is Greek for "five". However, the pe ...

                                               

Polytonality

Polytonality is the use in music of several keys at the same time. Music such as this is called polytonal. Bitonality is the use in music of two keys at the same time. Music such as this is called bitonal. Most traditional music is "in a particul ...

                                               

Rhythm

Rhythm refers to the length of time between each major "beat", or accent, such as in a piece of music. It is the sequence of sounds and silences which make up the rhythm. The first beat of a group of regular, evenly spaced beats usually feels str ...

                                               

Scale (music)

In music, a scale is a set of notes in order of their pitch. If the scale starts with the note which has the lowest pitch and goes up to the note with the highest pitch, the scale is called ascending. If the scale starts with the note which has t ...

                                               

Semitone

A semitone is the smallest musical interval used in Western music. It is the distance between two notes which are next to one another in pitch. A whole tone means a distance of two semitones, i.e. the distance between two notes which are separate ...

                                               

Tempo

From slowest to fastest: Andante moderato – between andante and moderato thus the name 92–98 BPM Adagio – slow and stately 66–76 BPM Allegrissimo – very fast 172–176 BPM Andante – at a walking pace 76–108 BPM Larghetto – quite broadly 60–69 BPM V ...

                                               

Tonality

Music has tonality if it uses the notes of a major or minor scale. Such music is tonal. It is in a particular "key". Nearly all Western music is tonal. All tonal music is based on a major or minor scale. If the tune" Twinkle, twinkle little star” ...

                                               

Voice (polyphony)

In music, voice refers to several melodic lines being sung or played at the same time. These lines are called "voices", even if they are not being sung but being played on instruments. Another word for the same thing is "part", but the word "part ...

                                               

Whole-tone scale

In music, a whole tone scale is a scale in which each note is separated from the next one by an interval of a whole tone. There is always one note in between each neighbouring pair of notes of the whole-tone scale. Whatever note is started on, th ...

                                               

Arena

An arena is a circular or oval shaped public space. It is similar to a theater, a concert or sporting events. It is made up of a large open space surrounded on all sides by seats or benches for people to sit. The main feature of an arena is that ...

                                               

Bell Centre

The Bell Centre is a sports arena in Montreal, Quebec. The arena opened on March 16, 1996, and is the current home to the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. The arena was originally known as Molson Centre from 1996 to 2002. Bell Ca ...

                                               

Rogers Arena

Rogers Arena is a sports arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. The arena opened on September 21, 1995, and is the current home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. The arena was first known as General Motors Place from 1995 to ...

                                               

Scotiabank Arena

Scotiabank Arena, formerly known as Air Canada Centre, is a sports arena in Toronto, Ontario. The arena opened in 1999, and is the current home to the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketba ...

                                               

Scotiabank Saddledome

The Scotiabank Saddledome is a sports arena in Calgary, Alberta. The arena opened on October 15, 1983, and is the current home to the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League and Calgary Roughnecks ...

                                               

All-Star Cheer Squad

All-Star Cheer Squad is a rhythm video game by Gorilla Systems Corp. It is made for Wii and Nintendo DS. It is one of several Wii games to use the Wii Balance Board. It is about cheerleading. The game is THQs "first original property created spec ...

                                               

Dance Revolution

Dance Revolution is a series of video games made by Konami in which players step on arrows on a large pad or mat to match the arrows on screen. The arrows are in time with the music. Because players are moving themselves along to the music, they ...

                                               

DJ Hero

DJ Hero is a music video game, released on October 27, 2009 in North America, October 28, 2009 in Australia and on October 29, 2009 in Europe. The game was released for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii video game consoles. The g ...

                                               

Donkey Konga

Donkey Konga is a rhythm video game for the Nintendo GameCube. It was created by Namco and published by Nintendo. It was released in Japan on December 12, 2003, in North America on September 27, 2004, and in Europe on October 15, 2004. It is play ...

                                               

Elite Beat Agents

Elite Beat Agents is a music video game made by iNiS and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. Its the spiritual sequel to Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. The gameplay has the player tap and drag on spots on the touch screen in ...

                                               

Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2

Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 is a rhythm video game made by iNiS and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. Its the third game in its series, after Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan and Elite Beat Agents, ...

                                               

Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan

Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan is a rhythm video game made by iNiS and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. Ouendan is about a cheer squad who help people in trouble by cheering them on. It had an Americanized sequel called Eli ...

                                               

PaRappa the Rapper

PaRappa the Rapper is a rhythm video game created by Rodney Greenblat, Masaya Matsuura and his company, NanaOn-Sha, in 1996. The game is named after a beanie-wearing dog in the game, PaRappa, with his motto "I gotta believe!", rapping his way to ...

                                               

Rhythm game

Rhythm game, or rhythm action, is a type of music-themed action video game. These games mostly focus either on dancing or simulating the playing of musical instruments. Players must press buttons in time with commands from the game, which are in ...

                                               

Rhythm Heaven

Rhythm Heaven only uses the touch screen on the DS to play the stages. In the stages, the player has to do what the game wants him or her to, like in a level where the player has a song in the background, and has to fill robots with a liquid to s ...

                                               

Rhythm Tengoku

Rhythm Tengoku is a Japan-only music video game/mini-game-collection. It was made by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance hand-held game console, and was later released in arcades. It was made by Nintendos Research and Development 1. A sequel called ...

                                               

Family Jewels

Family Jewels is a two disc compilation DVD by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It contains videos from the Bon Scott era to the Brian Johnson era. The compilation was released in 2005.

                                               

Number 1s (video)

#1s is Mariah Careys sixth VHS/DVD release. A collection of the music videos of her U.S. number-one singles up to that time, the home video was originally released on VHS in December 7, 1999, while the DVD was released in February 1, 2000. A year ...

                                               

Choir (music)

A choir or choral group is a collection of people who sing together. They typically rehearse together with a leader and perform concerts or sing during religious services. Some choirs are professional. Some choirs are semi-professional. Some choi ...

                                               

City of Dunedin Choir

The City of Dunedin Choir a community choir in a city called Dunedin which is in the South Island of New Zealand. It has people from all age groups: some are old, some are young. They are all from the Dunedin area. The choir sings large classical ...

                                               

The Holmes Brothers

The Holmes Brothers was a musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia. They perform blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues music. Its members include Sherman Holmes, Popsy Dixon and Wendell Holmes.

                                               

Partsong

A partsong is a piece of music to be sung by two or more voices without accompaniment. Many partsongs are written for four voices: normally soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Such a partsong can be performed just by four people, but it can also be pe ...

                                               

(Theres) Always Something There to Remind Me

Always Something There to Remind Me" is a pop song written in the 1960s by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The song is about breaking up with a lover and wanting to forget about them. However, something always reminds the singer of them. The song w ...

                                               

.5: The Gray Chapter

.5: The Gray Chapter is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band, Slipknot.5: The Gray Chapter was released on October 17, 2014 through Roadrunner Records. It is Slipknots first album to not feature bassist Paul Gray who died on May 24 ...

                                               

1.039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

All songs by Billie Joe Armstrong lyrics and Green Day music, except where noted. "Paper Lanterns" – 2:25 "Dont Leave Me" – 2:39 "Why Do You Want Him?" – 2:33 "1.000 Hours" – 2:26 "At the Library" – 2:28 "Rest" – 3:06 "Green Day" – 3:29 "I Want t ...

                                               

1.22.03.Acoustic

1.22.03.Acoustic is an acoustic compilation album released by pop-rock band Maroon 5. The songs on the album are from the hit pop first album by Maroon 5 called Songs About Jane. There is a song on the compilation album called "If I Fell" which A ...

                                               

10.000 Maniacs

10.000 Maniacs is an alternative rock group from Jamestown, New York. They have had different musicians and various lineups since they were created near 1981.

                                               

12 Inch Records

Artists who released albums under this label include: M386.D57 1994 1996 Small Fry 1996 Dis- - a rock trio from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hum - a space rock band from Champaign, Illinois Electra 2000 1993 Grefus Gronks & Sheet 1996 Love Cup Flower Plo ...

                                               

18 Days

18 Days is the second single off the 2008 album by Saving Abel called Saving Abel. The song is also on the previous self-titled album by Saving Abel. The song was released in late 2008 when it took major airplay.

                                               

19 (album)

19 is the first album by Adele. It was released on 28 January 2008. It went straight to number one in the United Kingdoms record charts. The album was produced by Jim Abbiss, Mark Ronson, and Eg White.