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

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