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Emphasis placed on a particular note through metric placement, dynamic level, articulation, duration, or register
A sign placed before a note to indicate a temporary raising or lowering of its pitch or a cancellation of a previous accidental
Emphasis placed on a particular note by virtue of its longer duration than the surrounding notes
A female voice type with an approximate range from g to d2; also, the term normally used to refer to the 2nd highest musical line in a composition
In a period, the 1st of the phrases, ending without a sense of completion and requiring a consequent phrase to bring about a resolution
An embellishing tone usually found at cadences, in which one voice, usually the soprano, resolves to its cadence pitch ahead of the other voices
An embellishing tone approached by leap and resolved to a metrically weaker pitch by step, usually in the opposite direction of the leap
A 19th century harmony in which several of the chord members resemble appoggiaturas in that they are apporached by leap and resolve by step. The true chord can be found at the point of their resolutions
Arpeggiated six-four chord
A 2nd inversion triad, most often a tonic, that results when the chord is outlined by the lowest voice of the texture
The term given to music that contains neither traditional tonal references nor a pronounced sense that one pitch possesses greater stability than all the others and thus constitutes the tonal center
A contrapuntal device in which a melodic/rhythmic figure appears in longer note values than its original form.
a sign placed after a note or rest that extends its duration by one-half the undotted value
A three-note chord built of Major 3rds, in which the highest member is an augmented 5th above the root
The harmonic formula V-I that creates a Conclusive point of punctuation and repose at the end of a musical thought
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