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    Musical composition

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    • Musical compositions

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    • Accompaniment

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    • Arrangement

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    • Consonance and dissonance

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    • Cycles (music)

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    • Musical improvisation

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    • Musical development

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    • Musical notation

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    • Scorewriters

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    • Serialism

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    • Bassline

    • A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of popular music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, or traditional music, for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard ( ... Read »


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    • Centonization

    • In music centonization (from Latin cento or patchwork (Randel 2002, 123)) is a theory about the composition of a melody, melodies, or piece based on pre-existing melodic figures and formulas (Hoppin 1978, 69). A piece created using centonization is known as a "centonate" (Randel 2002, 123). The concept of centonizatio ... Read »


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    • Elements of music

    • Music can be analysed by considering a variety of its elements, or parts (aspects, characteristics, features), individually or together. A commonly used list of the main elements includes pitch, timbre, texture, volume, duration and form. The elements of music may be compared to the elements of art or design. Acco ... Read »


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    • Indeterminacy (music)

    • Indeterminacy is a composing approach in which some aspects of a musical work are left open to chance or to the interpreter's free choice. John Cage, a pioneer of indeterminacy, defined it as "the ability of a piece to be performed in substantially different ways". The earliest significant use of music indeterminacy f ... Read »


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    • Melharmony

    • Melharmony is an avant-garde form of music composing that explores new harmonies and voice leading anchored on melodic progression. In other words, melharmony aims to create chords and counterpoints based on the melodic rules of evolved systems across the world. Melharmony thus blends the two primary, yet diverse conce ... Read »


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    • Music transposer

    • A music transposer is a software program, physical or electronic device for the transposition of musical notes and/or chords from one note/key to another. It simply consists of two identical scales which can be moved in relation to each other to give the required result. Until 1994 transposers consisted of sliding thr ... Read »


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    • Musical composition

    • Musical composition can refer to an original piece of music, either a song or an instrumental music piece, the structure of a musical piece, or the process of creating or writing a new song or piece of music. People who create new compositions are called composers in classical music. In popular music and traditional mu ... Read »


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    • Musical cryptogram

    • A musical cryptogram is a cryptogrammatic sequence of musical notes, a sequence which can be taken to refer to an extra-musical text by some 'logical' relationship, usually between note names and letters. The most common and best known examples result from composers using ciphered versions of their own or their friends ... Read »


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    • Musical setting

    • A musical setting is a musical composition that is written on the basis of a literary work. The literary work is said to be set, or adapted, to music. Musical settings include choral music and other vocal music. A musical setting is made to particular words, such as poems. By contrast, a musical arrangement is a musica ... Read »


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    • Open Form

    • Open form is a term coined by Heinrich Wölfflin in 1915 to describe a characteristic of Baroque art opposed to the "closed form" of the Renaissance (Wölfflin 1915, chapter 3). Wölfflin tentatively offered several alternative pairs of terms, in particular "a-tectonic" and "tectonic" (also free/strict and irregu ... Read »


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    • Pattern completion

    • In music pattern completion is "the use of a projected set to organize a work over a long span of time" (Wilson 1992, p. 210n5). The compositional technique has been used by Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky. ... Read »


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    • Phase music

    • Phase music is a form of music that uses phasing as a primary compositional process. It is an approach to musical composition that is often associated with minimal music, as it shares similar characteristics, but some commentators prefer to treat phase music as a separate category. Phasing is a compositional technique ... Read »


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    • Prosody (music)

    • In music, prosody is the way the composer sets the text of a vocal composition in the assignment of syllables to notes in the melody to which the text is sung. For example, a songwriter might align downbeats or accents with stressed syllables or important words. Any musical work with a singer, regardless of the genre, ... Read »


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    • Sonorism

    • Sonorism (Polish: Sonoryzm) is an approach to musical composition associated with a number of notable Polish composers. The scholar Józef () Chomiński (1961) coined the term "sonoristics" (Polish: sonorystyka) to describe the urge to explore purely sonic phenomena in composition, and from this term derived "so ... Read »


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    • Timbre composition

    • Timbre composition is the art of creating new timbres. It is often performed electronically, either by combining sine waves (additive synthesis) or by filtering out harmonics from more complex waves (subtractive synthesis). Timbre composition is also significant for players of the electric guitar. The guitarist's rela ... Read »


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    • Virtual piano

    • A virtual piano is an application (software) designed to simulate playing a piano (or similar musical instruments, e.g. an organ, etc.) on your computer. Many are online, but you can also buy software which does the same thing, negating the need for an internet connection. The virtual piano is played using your keyboar ... Read »


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    • Women in music

    • Women in music describes the role of women as composers, songwriters, instrumental performers, singers, conductors, music scholars, music educators, music critics/music journalists and other musical professions. As well, it describes music movements (e.g., women's music, which is music written and performed by women fo ... Read »


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