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a worldwide point of view, including awareness of and respect for the lifestyles, traditions, values and arts of other nations and cultures
the process whereby immigrant groups gradually adopt the characteristics of the host society
pertaining to people who are not part of a mainstream population but are recognized as a group on the basis of certain distinctive characteristics, such as religion, language, ancestry, culture or national origin
a means for providing electronic communication between synthesizers and computers or other synthesizers; it enables sounds to be stored in memory until needed
listening to music attentively in an attempt to understand the musical processes and structure that give the music its characteristic qualities
an ascending or descending series of tones organized according to a specified pattern of intervals
a short melody or phrase that has a sense of completeness-- a complete musical thought; a theme usually ends with a cadence
the occurrence of accents in unexpected places, usually on weak beats or on weak parts of beats
music that does not ramble and is cohesive, with an exact or a modified repetition of themes and patterns
the tendency in some music to have momentum- that is, to move from one point to the next, such as from the beginning of a phrase to its conclusion
a perception of instability in tradition western music that suggests the need for release of tension or resolution
a relatively stable, comfortable sound that seems to be at rest in contrast with a dissonant, restless sound
a form in which there are different texts to each verse and a return to the chorus after each verse
a musical phrase of 12 bars, usually divided into three 4-bar segments using a specific set of chord progressions
a style of music that has exerted considerable influence on jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, rock and other forms of recent American popular music
a short melodic pattern or phrase that is used for further development and sometimes as the basis of a section of music or a complete composition
an oscillating variation of pitch that enhances a tone, providing richness and warmth, particularly to sustained pitches or to a slow, lyrical melody
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