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

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