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one of the nine sister goddesses who presided over certain arts and sciences


5-7 string instrument associated with the cult of Apollo


larger version of the lyre


wind instrument associated with the cult of Dionysus

doctrine of ethos

the belief that music affects character and that different kinds of music affect it in different ways


a musical texture consisting of a single line of melody


a musical texture resulting from the performance of a monophonic melody by a large group of singers and/or instruments when some of the players would embellish the melody simultaneously with its plain performance by others in the ensemble


the system of tonal organization that predates the modern major and minor scales


traditionally, a combination of tones that are pleasing or restful in contrast to dissonance


traditionally, a combination of tones that, because of their tension, seeks resolution to a restful consonance

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