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Music Theory - Effects
Music Theory - Effects [NTcatRNr3I]
Various terms used in music to describe different effects
Educator:
Philip Lacey Philip Lacey
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Title
Description
Duration
Harmony
When several notes or chords come together to create a certain sound.
3
Solo
Played by a single musical instrument or voice
19
Sonata
A song written for one or more instruments playing solo
7
Arpeggio
Notes of a one chord are played quickly, one after the other.
3
Pizzicato
When you pluck the strings on a stringed instrument, rather than playing them with a bow
6
Staccato
When each music note is played sharply and by itself.
5
Vibrato
The repeating changing of the pitch of a note
13
Dissonance
A combination or quality of sounds that sound unstable
20




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