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without tone
atonal
the notes or chords ending a section of music with a feeling of conclusiveness
cadence
the shape of a piece of music
form
a composition written systematically in imitative polyphony, usually with a single main theme
fugue
a general category of music determined partly by the number and kind of instruments or voices involved, and partly by its form, style, or purpose
genre
having to do with chords, or the vertical aspect of musical texture
harmony
a musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiar sounds
homophony
a ployphinic musical texture in which the various melodic lines use approximately the same themes
imitative
one of the modes of the diatonic scale,oriented around C as the tonic; characterized by the interval between the first and third notes containing 4 semitones
major mode
the aspect of music having to do with the succession of pitches
melody
one of the modes of the diatonic scale, oriented around A as the tonic: characterized by the interval between the first and the third notes containting 3 semitones
minor mode
changin key within a piece
modulation
a musical texture involving a single melodic line
monophony
a short fragment of melody or rhythm used in constructing a long section of music
motive
a musical texture in which the melodic lines are essentially different from one another
non-imitative
a musical texture in which two or more melodic lines are played or sung simultaneously
polyphony
a section of a melody or a tune
phrase
ina melody, a series of fragments identical except for their placement at successively higher or lower pitch levels
sequence
the combination of qualities that make a period of art, a composer, a group of works, or an individual work distinctive
style
the blend of the various sounds and melodic lines occuring simultaneously in a piece of music
texture
the basic subject of a piece of music
theme
the feeling of centrality of one note to a passage of music
tonality
a simple, easy singable melody that is coherent and complete
tune