*Students are responsible for knowing these terms and will be tested on them the 6th day of music. The test format can/but may not include all of the following: multiple choice, short answer questions, and identifying examples.*
Rhythm- the combination of short sounds, long sounds, and rests.
Time Signature- how many beats are in a measure (top number), what type of note gets one beat (bottom number).
Bar line- vertical lines on a staff that divide it into measure.
Measure- the space between two bar lines.
Polyrhythm- many rhythms played or sung at the same time. (a typical rhythm characteristic of African Music)
Form- the arrangement of sections in a song.
Call and Response- a type of form used in West African music where one person sings then the rest of the chorus echoes (same as the call) or responds (different than the call).
Ceremonial- music created or performed for rituals or celebrations (e.g. patriotic music, music for worship).