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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Most terms similar to motif come to us from popular music. For example, the terms "hook," "lick" and "riff" are often used interchangeably, but are actually
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Motif - a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music. !
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Themes Motifs are general backgrounds or themes surrounding a topic. You could have a floral motif in a house by having flowers in vases, on wall paper, etc.
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I think that Ellic and Kavinay probably have this one about right. While there is a brief play during Episode V/VI to link the loss of Luke's hand to a loss of part of his humanity
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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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