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Musical key words including: melodic features, harmony, tonality, cadences and structure.

Repetition

A rhythm played more than once

Step

The difference between two notes

Leap

A large interval between notes

Scalic

Melody based on scales

Chromatic

Scale involving all notes

Legato

Smoothly

Staccato

Short and sharp notes

Disjunct

Disjointed and seperated melody

Tonal

Harmonic

Atonal

No harmony

Bitonal

Use of two keys

Dissonance

Clashing sounding music

Major

Sounds happy

Minor

Sounds sad

Modal

Not major, not minor

Pentatonic

Five note scale (black notes)

Perfect cadence

Finished chord

Imperfect cadence

Unfinished chord

Interrupted cadence

surprise!

Plagal cadence

Amen

Ternary

ABA

Rondo

ABACADA

Strophic

Same music for each verse

Theme & Variation

Melody, melody change...

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