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Music 2

Melody Structure
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Conjunct
A melody that moves smoothly up and down the scale by steps.
Disjunct
Moves primarily by leap to a large extent
Cadence
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
Scale
A system where all the tones used in a piece are arranged from slowest to fastest.
Interval
The distance between two pitches
Melodic interval
The distance between two pitches that follow one after another.
Octave
An interval of an eight, and it is the most famous.