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The measurement of a set number of beats grouped together.
Music with one melodic part supported by harmonic accompaniment moving together simultaneously.
The organization of music in time using notes of short and long duration.
Scale that starts out with one whole step, one half step, two whole steps and then branches out into one of three types: natural, harmonic, or melodic minor.
Scale made up of two whole steps, one half step, three whole steps, and one half step, in that order.
A single melodic line without any accompaniment.
The written number of beats and their duration in a measure.
The tonal center of a composition.
The length of a note, how long a note is audibly heard or visually written to be played. Most common: whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note.
A silence in music.
The magnitude or intensity of the vibration of a wave.
A linear succession of musical notes that produces a musical phrase or idea.
The location of a sound related to its highness or lowness.
Two or more different melodic lines interacting and overlapping.
The pattern of beats by which a musical piece is measured.
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The interval from one note to its nearest note of the same name, 12 half steps away.
The main musical idea, usually a melody, of a composition.
A recurring musical theme or motive (motif) associated with a specific character.
The repetition of a musical phrase at different pitch levels.
The distance in pitch between two notes.
The arrangement of notes in a specific order of half-steps and whole-steps.
A set of pitches consisting of a fundamental and its overtones built above that note that have a distinct, fixed relationship to the fundamental.
Basic rhythmic unit or pulse.
How often the particles of a medium vibrate when a sound wave passes through that medium.
A short melodic or rhythmic figure that occurs through a composition.
The measure of the loudness/fullness or intensity of a sound.
A group of three or more notes sounded together simultaneously.
The varying degrees of volume of a piece of music.
The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions.

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