Meaningful succession of pitches.
Section of a melody, comparable to a section or phrase of a sentence.
Melodic phrase repeated at different levels of pitch.
Melody that is easy to recognize, memorize, and sing.
Melody that recurs throughout a section, a movement, or an entire composition.
Motive, motivic melody
Short melodic phrase that may be effectively developed.
Relatively long, songlike melody.
Ascending or descending pattern of half steps, whole steps or both.
Ascending pattern steps as follows: whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half.
Ascending pattern of steps as follows: whole, half, whole, whole, half, whole.
First and most important note of the major or minor scale, to which all other notes in the scale are subordinate.
The major or minor scale on which a composition is based.
Twelve consecutive half steps within the range of an octave.
Six consecutive whole steps within the range of an octave.