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MUSICAL TERM : MEANING
  • alto
    - Alto is the highest adult male or lowest female voice. Alto is also a musical instrument with the second or third highest pitch in the group.

  • carol
    - Carol is a hymn or song celebrating Christmas.

  • chord
    - Chord is a combination of three or more tones sounded together and in harmony.

  • concerto
    - Concerto is a musical composition written for solo instrument and orchestra, wherein the soloist plays the melody and the orchestra plays the accompaniment.

  • conductor
    - Conductor is a person who directs a choir's or orchestra's performance through gestures and facial expressions indicating the dynamics, phrasing, style and tempo.

  • contralto
    - Contralto is the lowest female singing voice. Soprano refers to the highest female or boy's singing voice.

  • dynamics
    - Dynamics refers to the varying intensities of sound (loudness or softness) in a musical work.

  • falsetto
    - Falsetto refers to a voice above one's natural range, such as a male singing reaching a female pitch by partial use of vocal cords.

  • fanfare
    - Fanfare is a short sounding or flourish of trumpets for military or ceremonial purposes.

  • intermezzo
    - Intermezzo is a short piece of music between main divisions of an extended musical work.

  • movement
    - Movement is a section of a larger piece of music.

  • octave
    - Octave is the interval of eight tones between one musical note and the next note of the same name above or below it.

  • octet
    - Octet is a musical composition written for a group of eight voices or instruments.

  • operetta
    - Operatta is a short or light play with words sung to music.

  • opus
    - Opus is a musical composition conveniently numbered in order as one of a composer's works.

  • oratario
    - Oratario is an extended cantata (musical composition for voices and orchestra) usually with a biblical theme.

  • overture
    - Overture is an orchestral composition forming a prelude to an opera or other large musical performance.

  • pitch
    - Pitch determines how high or low a note sounds.

  • polyphony
    - Polyphony (or Counterpoint) refers to a combination of melodies or a composition in this style.

  • quartet
    - Quartet is a musical composition for a set of four musicians (instruments or voices).

  • quintet
    - Quintet is a musical composition for a set of five musicians (instruments or voices).

  • scale
    - Scale refers to a fixed series of successive tones (either ascending or descending) in a music system.

  • soprano
    - Soprano refers to the highest female or boy's singing voice. Contralto is the lowest female voice.

  • stave
    - Stave or (Staff) is the set of five horizontal parallel lines on which musical notation is written.

  • tempo
    - Tempo is the rate of a piece of music.

  • theme
    - Theme is a short melodious passage, which is repeated in a musical work.

  • timbre
    - Timbre is the characteristic quality of a musical tone that distinguishes one instrument from another and is determined by the sound harmonies.

  • trio
    - Trio is a musical composition for a set of three musicians (instruments or voices).

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