Melody and Harmony
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An ornament which sounds like a crushed note played very quickly on the beat or just before it.
Root, 3rd and 5th of a chord, with the 6th added. This chord is used frequently in jazz and pop music.
A chord consisting of 3 intervals of a minor 3rd built one on top of the other, the interval between the lower and top note being a diminished 7th. This chord sounds a bit 'spooky'.
Chord built on the dominant note of a key, with an added 7th note above its root.
Harmonic Minor Scale
Scale which shares the same key signature as its relative major but raises the 7th note by a semitone.
A cadence formed by the chords V-VI. 'Surprise cadence' as the listener may be expecting V-I.
The distance in pitch between two notes.
Melodic Minor Scale
Scale which shares the same key signature as its relative major but raises the 6th and 7th notes by a semitone ascending and lowers them descending.