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accent
The emphasis placed on a note, usually by playing it louder.
The pulse or throb that recurs regularly in music
beat
The concluding portion of a section or movement, usually giving the impression of an ending.
coda
The simultaneous sounding of three or more pitchs
chord
music intended for careful attention to its sounds and expressive qualities.
art music
a melodic or harmonic formula that gives a sense of phrase ending.
cadence
the popular term or art music
classical music
a group of simultaneous sounds that seems agreeable or restful.
consonance
a group of simotaneous sounds that seems harsh or disagreeable.
dissonance
a part of a wind or keyboard instument that is manipulated by the player's fingers.
key
a series of consecutive pitches that form a cohesive musical entity.
melody
the regular pattern of stressed and unstressed beats.
meter
the two numbers, fraction 2/4 or 4/4
meter signature
a large independent section of an insturmental composition.
movement
changing the tonal center as the music progesses, usually without a break.
modulation
the speed of the beats in a peice of music
tempo
the perceieved highness or lowness of a musical sound.
pitch
the flow of music in terms of time
rhythm
a series of pitches that proceeds upwards or downawards according to the prescribed pattern
scale
the basic setting of the music
texture