English for Music Students: Basics by Amir Ghorbanpour

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A. perfect b. minor c. diminished d. augmented 9. ________ intervals remain the same when inverted. a. major b. minor c. perfect d. diminished 10. An augmented fourth interval ________ when inverted. a. remains the same b. remains a tritone c. becomes a diminished fifth d. b and c c. Answer the following questions orally. 1. What is the difference between a melodic interval and a harmonic one? 2. What do we mean by interval ‘quantity’ and ‘quality’? 3. What do the words ‘octave’ and ‘unison’ mean in interval quantity?

The G major scale must contain an F#. Many modal verbs cannot be used in all of the English tenses. That is why we need to know the substitutes to these modal verbs. Modal Verb Substitute Example Must to have to I must go. = I have to go. must not not to be allowed to I must not go. = I am not allowed to go. Can to be able to I can go. = I am able to go. Cannot not to be able to I cannot go. = I am not able to go. May to be allowed to I may go. = I am allowed to go. Need to have to I need to go.

Construction m. very; highly ____ 14. stack n. relaxing; peaceful ____ 15. progression o. structure; act of building sequence; series 55 b. Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the list. root abbreviation chord triad progression dissonant dominant 1. A/an ____________ is a combination of two or more notes sounded simultaneously (played at the same time). 2. The ____________ is the fundamental note of a chord based on which chords are named. 3. A chord of three notes, consisting of a given note with the third and fifth above it, is called a ____________.

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