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Flashcards in Music Defintions Deck (19)
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Inversion

Melody played upside down

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Stepwise movement

Conjunct movement

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Leaps

Distinct movement

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Anacrusis

Melody begins on an upbeat

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Scalic

Based on a scale

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Arpeggaeic

Based on an arpeggio

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Sequence

The direct repetition of a phrase or motif at a given interval

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Repetition

The direct repetition / copy of a motif on the same notes

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Ostinato

Repeated pattern

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Riff

Repeated pattern used in rock music and jazz

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Hook

Short memorable phrase

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Chromatic

Notes occurring outside the key signature

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Melisma

An extended phrase on one vowel sound

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Syllabic

One note per syllable

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Ornamentation

Contains trills, acciaccatura, appoggiatura, turn

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Tessitura

Refers to the specific range of an instrument or voice

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Augmentation

The lengthening / increase of note values

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Diminution

The shortening / decrease of note values

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Scotch snap

Like an acciaccatura