The sum of relat
“the slow guitar, flutes and chimes gave the piece a very
The rapid alternation between 2 notes, usually a semitone
or tone apart.
A group of 3 notes made up of thirds.
Whole tone scale
A piece based on chords of 3 notes stacked on top of each
other in 3rds.
“The symphony came to a triumphant conclusion.”
To not be restricted by the traditional musical rules of the
period or style.
the implication of more than one melody or line by a
single voice through skipping back and forth between the
notes of the two melodies
Something that is impossible to predict. “That surprise
oboe solo in that funk piece was unpredictable.
A movement of a piece that derives from the original
melody, but is changed in rhythm or speed.
To have special knowledge in a field, especially one area of
A bass line which is played in 4/4 time, where the bass
plays on each beat of the bar going up and down scale or
arpeggio patterns in the respective chord.
A whole tone is made up of 2 semi tones. C to D is a whole
tone, whereas E to F isn’t.
A whole tone scale is a scale made up of entirely whole
tones, and no semi tones.