A melody ("singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of
musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity. In its most literal sense
, a melody is a ...
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Related to melody: contour: the shape of the melody as rising or falling conjunct:
art-music: a general term used to describe the "formal concert music" traditions of
the West ... chant: (genre) a monophonic melody sung in a free rhythm (such as ...
Melody, or musical line, is a combination of pitch and rhythm (some say "duration
"). ... Rather than describe the timbre of an instrument in other terms, it is often ...
A dictionary or glossary of music theory terms. ... Linear set theory deals primarily
with melodic lines and tone rows, i.e. pitch class sets that have a linear order.
Basic Musical Concepts - Beat, Rhythm, Melody and Harmony. Without getting to
deep into music theory, periods, styles and all that (which is too western) we ...
Melody definition, musical sounds in agreeable succession or arrangement. See
Define melody: a pleasing series of musical notes that form the main part of a
song or ... Other Music Terms ... MELODY Defined for English Language
accompaniment - subordinate harmonic and/or rhythmic material supporting a
principal melody. accrescendo - getting louder adagio - very slow ad libitum - at ...
2. Musical quality: the melody of verse. 3. Music a. A rhythmically organized
sequence... ... Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008