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All Blues Miles Davis
Ragtime Music characterised by a syncopated melody and regular
Blue Note A 'bent' note between the minor and major 3rd.
Bebop A jazz style made up of fast tempos and complex harmonies.
Changes The chord sequence in jazz songs
Head The main melody, generally played at the beginning of a song.
Modal Jazz A jazz style in which soloist base their solo's on modes instead
of chord changes.
Chromatic Using all 12 notes of a scale.
Comping An abbreviation of 'accompanying'.
Frontline The solo instruments in a jazz ensemble.
Mordent An ornament in which the written note is played, followed by
the note above and the written note again.
Trill Rapidly alternating between two notes.
Voicings A term used to describe various ways of ordering the notes in a
chord from lowest to highest.
Chord Substitution Replacing one chord with another.
Turnaround A short chord pattern at the end of a sequence signally the
return to the beginning of that sequence.
Altered Chord A chord in which one of the notes has been sharpened of
flattened to become a chromatic note.
Extended Chord A chord in which diatonic notes have been added (not 7th)
Grace Jeff Buckley
Soundscapes Music which changes the timbre and texture to create musical
atmosphere, instead of developing the melody.
Overdubs The use of multi-track recording to layer parts.
Drone A note repeated or sustained over chord changes often
Power Chords A chord consisting of the root note and perfect 5th.
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Delay Repletion of a sound, often at a lower volume, to create an
EQ "Equalisation" electronically cutting or boosting frequencies in
sound. It can correct problems in recorded music or add bizarre
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Four-To-The-Floor The reinforcement, created by the bass drum, to make the
4/4 beat stronger.
Reverb Reflecting sound off surfaces to create a sense of space.
Can be done naturally or electronically.
Sus2 Chord A triad where the major/minor 3rd is replaced by a 2nd.
Sus4 Chord A triad where the major/minor 3rd is replaced by a 4th.
Samples Voice recordings used in music.
Synthesizer An electronic device used to create electronic instrument