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TermDefenition
 Tone color/ the unique quality of the sound of an instrument or voice determined by the overtones present in that instrument- from bright to dark
 One melody supported by an accompaniment that is most often chordal or simple in nature
 A note's amplitude from loud to soft
 Two or more themes stated simultaneously
 A series of events that are perceived as a unit
 One theme that has multiple overlapping statements
 The frequency of vibrations from high to low
 Any simultaneity characteristic within a given context
 One unaccompanied melody without additional parts or accompaniment
 Any simultaneity not characteristic within a given context
 A type of variation in which an entire melodic-rhythmic pattern is moved to a higher or lower pitch level
 The speed of beats
 The temporal aspects of music
 A combination of three or more notes related in terms of their pitch either sounding simultaneously or perceived as a grouped unit
 The first beat
 The metrical grouping of beats
 A signal or pulse that marks the passing of time in more or less regular statements
TermDefenition
 A series of adjacent notes successively ascending or descending
 A group of measures, most often 4 or 8, that end with a cadence
 The occurrence of a strong accent on a part of the measure where an accent does not usually occur
 The way a note is articulated- legato or staccato
 Two or more melodies played simultaneously
 A combination of two notes related in terms of their pitch
 That pitch that functions as the most stable one in a work
 A single musical sound
 The organization of the various sections of a piece
 A type of variation in which an entire melodic-rhythmic pattern is 'turned upside down', so that each ascending or descending motion is reversed
 When notes are perceived as belonging to larger units
 The grouping of beats
 A series of three or more transpositions in a regular ascending or descending pattern
 The smallest group that obtains significance through its variation and development
 A stable musical statement
 The density of events in music
 The process by which musical ideas are stated and developed

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