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

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