ACT 2. VOCABULARY ABOUT ACOUSTICS AND MUSIC.

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Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration, sound, ultrasound and infra-sound. A scientist who works in the field of acoustics is an acoustician while someone working in the field of acoustics technology may be called an acoustical engineer.

A visible pattern of sound waves.

A visible pattern of sound waves.

The application of acoustics can be seen in almost all aspects of modern society with the most obvious being the audio and noise control industries.

Below you will find some vocabulary related to the topic.

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ACT 2. VOCABULARI SOBRE ACÚSTICA I MÚSICA.

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L’Acústica és la ciència interdisciplinària que estudia totes les ones en gasos, líquids i sòlids, incloent la vibració, el so, ultrasons i infrasons. El científic que treballa en el camp de l’acústica és un enginyer acústic.

L’aplicació de l’acústica es pot veure en molts aspectes de la societat moderna com en els camps de les indústries de l’àudio, la música i el control de renous.

A continuació podeu llegir vocabulari relacionat amb l’acústica.

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ENGLISH CATALAN SPANISH ITALIAN DEFINITION
Beat Pulsació Pulsación  Battuta A steady pulse.
Body percussion Percussió corporal Percusión corporal  Percussioni col corpo Clapping of hands, snapping of fingers, or tapping of any part of the body to produce different sound effects.
Brass instrument Instrument de vent-metall Instrumento de viento-metal  Strumenti in ottone Instrument that is made of metal and that has a cupped
mouthpiece (e.g., trumpet, trombone, tuba).
Coda Coda Coda Coda  An extra section of music at the end of a piece.
Crescendo Crescendo Crescendo  Crescendo A common term for the gradual increase in volume.
Decrescendo Decrescendo Decrescendo  DEcrescendo A common term for the gradual decrease in volume.
Dynamics Dinàmica Dinámica  Dinamica The varying degree of volume.
Elements of music Elements de la música Elementos de la música  Elementi musicali Fundamental components of music. They include pitch, beat, rhythm, melody, dynamics, tone color, texture, form.
Family of instruments Família d’instruments Familia de instrumentos  Famiglia di strumenti A grouping of similar types of musical instruments.
Form Esructura Estructura  Struttura The structure of a piece of music.
Interval Interval Intervalo  Intervallo The distance between two notes.
Tone colour Tesitura Tesitura  Tonalità di colore The highness or lowness of a tone.
Percussion instrument Instrument de percussió Instrumento de percusión  Strumento per percussioni An instrument that one has to hit, scrape, or rattle in order to make
a sound.
Rythm Ritme Ritmo  Ritmo The pattern of long and short sounds.
Phrase  Frase Frase  Frase A group of sounds that has a beginning, middle, and end.
Stringed instrument Instrument de corda Instrumento de cuerda  Strumento a corda An instrument that has strings and that is played with a bow or plucked.
Tempo Tempo  Tempo  Tempo The speed of a piece. Some common tempo indications are: allegro, moderato,
andante, largo.
Woodwind instrument Instrument de vent-fusta Instrumento de viento-madera Strumento a fiato  An instrument that one has to blown into in order to make a sound.
Found instrument Instrument imporvisat Instrumento improvisado  Strumento improvvisato An object that can produce a rhythmic or pitched sound.
Pitch To Tono  Tono The unique quality of sounds that allows us to distinguish
between them. Also called timbre.


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Jaume Martí Sapena

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