Flashcards in Melody Deck (14):
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.
A melodic ornament where a neighbouring note (that sounds dissonant) is sounded before the main note of the melody.
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.
A chord in which the notes are sounded individually, rather all being played exactly together. An arpeggio is a type of broken chord.
Notes that don't belong to the current key; the opposite of diatonic.
A style of melodic writing in which each note is a step away from the previous note.
A style of melodic writing including many leaps between one note and the next; opposite of conjunct.
The distance between two pitches; count the letter names between the notes including the first and last so C to G is a 5th.
Ornaments are decorations added to a melody line, for e.g. trill, turn, appoggiatura, acciaccatura and mordent. .
A rhythmic, melodic or harmonic pattern repeated many times in succession (similar to a riff in pop music)..
A non harmony note placed between and connecting two harmony notes, each of which are usually a 3rd apart.
Melodies based on segments of scales are described as scalic.
Slide / Portamento
This is when there is a slide between two notes of a fixed pitch.