This bulletin board set is a collection of vocabulary posters for your music room designed to guide students as they listen to and discuss music.
The set includes 15 musical term posters with additional vocabulary cards for each term and 2 different decorative ribbon titles, all printable in your choice of color or black & white. Each term poster gives a definition as well as questions to get your students thinking about the music and sample vocabulary cards to get the conversation started! I have also included JPEGs for all posters and cards for printing and resizing ease, along with a printing guide and an easy edit guide for adding your own terms.
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Included vocabulary words:
TIMBRE: shimmering, mellow, calm, dark, bright, rich, resonant, wavy, piercing, harsh, light, clear, whiny, breathy, buzzing, dull, muted, fragile, thin, heavy, warm, velvety, reedy, pure, vibrant, coarse, shrill, raspy, brassy, gravelly
INSTRUMENTATION: choir, band, orchestra, tenor, bass, soprano, alto, strings, brass, keyboards, woodwinds, percussion, solo, duet, trio, quartet, ensemble
BEAT: strong, weak, no beat, downbeat, upbeat, anacrusis, duple meter, triple meter, compound meter, simple meter, cut time, common time, time signature, on-beat, off-beat, meter, cross beat, backbeat
RHYTHM: quarter note, quarter rest, half note, half rest, whole note, whole rest, eighth note, eighth rest, note, rest, sixteenth note, sixteenth rest, pattern, syncopation
MELODY: ascending, descending, going up, going down, stay the same, phrase, do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, skip, step, leap, half step, whole step
TONALITY: major, minor, pentatonic, atonal, hexatonic, diatonic, chromatic, modal, ionian, dorian, phyrgian, lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, locrian, scale degree, tonic, supertonic, median, subdominant, dominant, submediant, leading tone, tonal center, key, key signature, diminished, augmented
HARMONY: interval, unison, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, octave, chord, consonance, dissonance
FORM: introduction, interlude, coda, AB, ABA, ABACA, AABA, AABB, sequence, theme & variations, rondo, canon, round, strophic, ternary, binary, verse & refrain, call & response, fugue, recapitulation, bridge, sonata
TEMPO: slow, medium, fast, getting faster, getting slower, accelerando, ritardando, rallentando, largo, adagio, andante, moderato, allegro, vivace, presto, a tempo
DYNAMICS: soft, medium, loud, quiet, getting louder, getting softer, crescendo, decrescendo, pianissimo, mezzo piano, piano, mezzo forte, forte, fortissimo, diminuendo, morendo
ARTICULATION: smoothly connected, separated, legato, staccato, slur, phrase mark, accent, tenuto, marcato, accent, sforzando, pizzicato, fermata
TEXT (LYRICS): English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, lyrics
STYLE: blues, bluegrasss, folk, pop, popular, classical, country, gospel, jazz, opera, rock, rap, world music, choral, orchestral
MOOD: joyful, sad, angry, lively, mysterious, sweet, animato, cantabile, dolce, espressivo, furioso, lacrimoso, marcato, vivace, calm, relaxed, animated, sentimental, aggressive, bleak, dreamy, eerie, gloomy, magical, spooky, urgent
TEXTURE: thick, thin, monophonic, homophonic, polyphonic, heterophonic
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