Western Classical Music Melody

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Auxiliary notesA type of decoration where the semitone or tone higher or lower than the note is played before the note again.Note of anticipationA melody note sounded slightly before the chord to which it belongs, creating dissonance with the current chordEchappée notean ornamentation between notes proceeding in a step-wise fashion in which the ornamental note will go the opposite way of the progression, followed by the proper note in the progression.PortamentoSpecial manner of singing where the voice glides from one tone to the next through all the intermediate pitchessequenceIn music, a sequence is the restatement of a motif or longer melodic (or harmonic) passage at a higher or lower pitch in the same voice.motifA recurring theme, subject or ideaTenutosustain full valueMarcatomarked; with emphasis