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tonality

the organization of pitches around a central pitch and modality.

meter

the pattern of beats by which the time-span of a piece of music or a section is measured.

beat

the basic pulse of music

dynamics

volume in music

articulation

clear and meaningful rendition of music; diction

phrasing

the separation of a continuous melodic and harmonic line into smaller units.

vibrato

the fluctuation in pitch and volume in a musical tone.

timbre

the qualitative aspect of a musical tone

style

the manner in which all the musical elements are treated which associates a work with others by time.

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