Texture and Melody - AoS3

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Intervals Within the Octave
The distance in pitch between 2 different notes in a scale.
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Conjuct
Melodies that move by step with a mix of upwards and downwards movements.
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Disjunct
A melody line that is full of leaps.
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Triadic
When the notes from the chord are being played successively in the melody line.
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Scalic
A melodic line that is built from scale patterns.
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Arpeggio
When the melody takes the 3 notes of a triad and plays them in a rising or descending order.
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Passing Notes
A note in a melody that connects 2 notes that are part of the harmony.
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Acciaccaturas
An ornament which is used to decorate or embellish a note.
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Appoggiaturas
A grace note known as the `leaning note` which delays the next notes of the melody and take half or more of the written value.
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Blue Notes
Notes found in jazz styles and some notes are played a semitone lower.
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Diatonic
A 7 note scale which has 5 tones and 2 semitones to arrive at the note an octave higher than where it started.
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Chromatic
A scale using all 12 notes of a piano keyboard.
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Pentatonic
A scale which only uses 5 notes.
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Whole Tone
A scale where every step from one note to the next is a whole tone.
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Modal
Music based around a major or minor scale and the mode is the seven note scale.
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Sequence
When a melodic phrase is immediately repeated at a different pitch.
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Inversion
When a tune is turned upside down.
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Slide/Glissando/Portamento
Sliding from one note to another.
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Ornamentation
The decoration or embellishment of the melodic line.
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Ostinato
A short rhythmic or melodic phrase that is repeated a number of times in succession.
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Phrasing, Articulation
Bringing character to a piece
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Pitch Bend
Notes played with a deliberate change of pitch
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Improvisation
When a musician invents new musical ideas on the spot during a performance.
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Card 2

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Melodies that move by step with a mix of upwards and downwards movements.

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Conjuct

Card 3

Front

A melody line that is full of leaps.

Back

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Card 4

Front

When the notes from the chord are being played successively in the melody line.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A melodic line that is built from scale patterns.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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