Music Word Bank | Artopia

pitch – the highness or lowness of a tone

rhythm –a pattern of long and short sounds and silences in music

improvisation – composing music as it is being performed

tempo – the speed or pace of a piece of music

articulation – clarity in vocal and instrumental performance

dynamics – varying degrees of volume in the performance of music

beat – unit of measure of rhythmic time

melody – the tune or an organized sequence of single notes

harmony – the simultaneous sounding of two or more tones

timbre – the distinctive tone quality of a particular musical instrument

texture – the number and relationship of musical lines in a composition

color – the quality of a sound that makes one instrument or voice sound different from another

form – the design or structure of a musical composition