What Is a Motif in Music?

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A motif in music is a recurring passage or piece of music. It is usually a short rhythm, which is used in longer musical passages. A motif is a short theme with some significance in the piece.
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A motif is a small musical idea. It's generally repeated throughout a piece of music and can be sequenced (moved up and down in pitch)
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A motif - a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc. esp. in a literary, artistic, or musical
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The word motif, coined from French, is used in English instead of the German Motiv, or English and American motive... More »
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