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Discovering music through listening
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Glossary

Sunday, 14 July 2024, 3:10 AM
Site: Open Learning
Course: Discovering music through listening (DMTL_1)
Glossary: Glossary
D

Diminuendo

Gradually getting quieter.

Dissonance

Two or more notes sounding simultaneously which create a harsh, unstable sound.

Doubled

Played by more than one instrument or voice.

Dynamics

Loudness, measured in decibels, but perceived as relative loudness or quietness.

F

Form

The shape or organisation of a piece of music.

Fortissimo

Very loud.

G

Genre

A class, type or category of music that behaves according to specific conventions.

H

Harmony

The combining of notes simultaneously.

Homophonic

A texture of several musical lines of similar rhythmic character.

I

Interval

The distance between two pitches.