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Discovering music through listening
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Glossary

Monday, 17 June 2024, 12:42 AM
Site: Open Learning
Course: Discovering music through listening (DMTL_1)
Glossary: Glossary
A

Accompaniment

The part of the music that is subordinate to a melody.

Articulation

The manner in which notes are differentiated.

B

Bar

A fixed number of beats (2, 3, 4) defined by metre.

Bass line

The lowest part of a piece of music which outlines the chords.

Beat

The basic pulse underlying a piece of music which may be stressed or unstressed.

Block chords

A succession of similar chords.

C

Chord

Two or more notes sounded simultaneously. In Western music the notes sounded operate in relationship to a scale.

Chord progression

A succession of chords related to each other.

Consonance

The harmonious sounding of two or more notes.

Crescendo

Gradually getting louder.