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Flashcards in Melody Deck (14):
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Acciaccaturas

An ornament printed as a small note with a slash through its tail, which is played as quickly as possible before the main note that follows it.

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Appoggiaturas

A melodic ornament where a neighbouring note (that sounds dissonant) is sounded before the main note of the melody.

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Arpeggio

The notes of a standard chord played one after another, in ascending or descending order, that is, the first, the third, fifth and eighth notes of a scale.

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Broken chords

A chord in which the notes are sounded individually, rather all being played exactly together. An arpeggio is a type of broken chord.

5

Chromatic

Notes that don't belong to the current key; the opposite of diatonic.

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Conjunct

A style of melodic writing in which each note is a step away from the previous note.

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Disjunct

A style of melodic writing including many leaps between one note and the next; opposite of conjunct.

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Intervals

The distance between two pitches; count the letter names between the notes including the first and last so C to G is a 5th.

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Ornamentation

Ornaments are decorations added to a melody line, for e.g. trill, turn, appoggiatura, acciaccatura and mordent. .

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Ostinato

A rhythmic, melodic or harmonic pattern repeated many times in succession (similar to a riff in pop music)..

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Passing notes

A non harmony note placed between and connecting two harmony notes, each of which are usually a 3rd apart.

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Scalic

Melodies based on segments of scales are described as scalic.

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Slide / Portamento

This is when there is a slide between two notes of a fixed pitch.

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Triadic

A melody based on triads (eg, C E and G based around the triad of C Major).