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Melody Structure


A melody that moves smoothly up and down the scale by steps.


Moves primarily by leap to a large extent


A melodic rhythmic and harmonic formula that marks the end of a phrase

Counter melody

A secondary melody layered on top of an initial melody


A system where all the tones used in a piece are arranged from slowest to fastest.


The distance between two pitches

Melodic interval

The distance between two pitches that follow one after another.


An interval of an eight, and it is the most famous.

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