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Music  

 

  1. Air: simple tune melody or song
  2. Arabesque: short composition for piano
  3. Aubade: sunrise music
  4. Ballade: piano composition in romantic mood
  5. Ballet: music written to accompany balletic dance
  6. Concertino: short concert
  7. Dirge : slow mournful piece of music
  8. Etude: a musical piece intended to aid student in learning an instrument
  9. Minuet : early French dance
  10. Nocturne : dreamy romantic piece of music
  11. Overture: musical introduction to Ballet
  12. Pastoral: music of simple rural life
  13. Prelude: a musical introduction
  14. Symphony : composition for orchestra
  15. Canto: melody in choral or instrumental music
  16. Coda: passage added to final section or piece
  17. Crescendo: gradual steady increase in volume
  18. Decrescendo: gradual decrease in volume
  19. Dissonance : interval that is restless and discordant
  20. Fanfare: trumpet flourish
  21. Finale: closing part of music
  22. Homophony: music in which one melody  dominates
  23. Intonation: production of tone with a voice or instrument
  24. Modulation: change from one key to another
  25. Pedal “prolonged tone
  26. Staccato : with abrupt breaks within notes
  27. Alto : female voice sung at a lower pitch than soprano
  28. Bass: lowest normal make voice
  29. Canticle: liturgical song based on bible text
  30. Chant : sacred song
  31. Choir : group of singers

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