Discovering music through listening
Discovering music through listening

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Discovering music through listening

Glossary

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.
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.
Dissonance
Two or more notes sounding simultaneously which create a harsh, unstable sound.
Harmony
The combining of notes simultaneously.
Key
The tonal centre of a composition which defines the relationship of notes, chords and structure.
Major
Term to describe intervals, scales, chords and keys, distinguished mainly by the third note.
Minor
Term to describe intervals, scales, chords and keys, distinguished mainly by the third note.
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