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Discovering music through listening
Discovering music through listening

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


The manner in which notes are differentiated.



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.


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

Block chords

A succession of similar chords.



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.


The harmonious sounding of two or more notes.


Gradually getting louder.

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