Discovering music through listening
Discovering music through listening

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Discovering music through listening

Glossary

Articulation
The manner in which notes are differentiated.
Genre
A class, type or category of music that behaves according to specific conventions.
Interval
The distance between two pitches.
Legato
Smooth, connected.
Melody
The correct term for a tune.
Muted
Muffled or softened.
Pitch
The absolute quality of a musical note perceived as high or low, but determined by frequency.
Pizzicato
Plucking the strings of an instrument normally played with a bow.
Range
The distance between the highest and lowest note of a melody; the highest and lowest note available on a specific instrument or voice.
Register
The different portions of the range of an instrument or voice.
Staccato
A dry, brittle attack separating notes from each other.
Timbre
Tone colour, the quality that separates the sound of one instrument or voice from another.
Vibrato
A slight fluctuation of pitch produced on sustained notes.
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