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Higher Music, Melody and Harmony

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acciaccatura
An ornament which sounds like a crushed note played very quickly on or just before the beat.
mordent
An ornament consisting of the main note, the note above, the main note.
plagal cadence
Chords IV - I at the end of a phrase.
interrupted cadence
Chords V - VI at the end of a phrase.
Sounds interrupted.
added 6th
A 4 note chord, for example,
C E G A
dominant 7th
A 4 note chord, for example,
C E G Bb
diminished 7th
A 4 note chord, for example,
C Eb Gb Bbb
harmonic minor scale
For example,
C D Eb F G Ab B C.
Sounds middle eastern.
melodic minor scale
For example,
C D Eb F G A B C (ascending)
C Bb Ab G F Eb D C (descending)
tierce de Picardie
The final chord of a piece in a minor key is changed to major.
relative major
The major key with the same key signature as one minor key.
relative minor
The minor key with the same key signature as one major key.
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