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Rhythm
organization of sound in time
Pulse
the steady underlying beats felt when listening to music
Meter
the organization of the steady pulse in groups of twos or threes
Pitch
describes individual tones ; relative highness or lowness fo sound
Melody
an organization succession of pitches
Interval
the distance in sound between two pitches
Melodic Contour
the overall direction in sound a melody traces; can be described as rising or falling
Harmony
two or more pitches played at the same time
Organum
melody is accompianed by a second part that moves in parallel motion
Polyphony
two or more melodies performed at the same time
Homophony
one melody accompanied by chords, or sustained pitches
Dissonance
harmony that is unpleasing to the ear
Cossanance
harmony that is pleasing to the ear