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MUSICAL TERMMEANING
cadenceCadence is a sequence of notes ending a section of music.
cadenzaCadenza is an elaborate passage in a concerto or aria that featues the skills of a solo vocalist or instrumentalist.
cantataCantata is a composition written for chorus and orchestra, which is often religious in nature.
clefClef is a symbol at the beginning of the stave (or staff) in sheet music showing the pitch of notes in that particular stave.
codaCoda is the final part of a movement or musical composition.
counterpointCounterpoint (or Polyphony) is a technique of combining two or three melodic lines and playing them simultaneously.
leitmotifLeitmotif or Leitmotiv is a recurrent theme given to a particular idea or main character in a musical work.
naturalNatural is a sign in sheet music to return a (diminished or augmented) note to its original pitch.
nocturneNocturne is a short piece of music, which often has a romantic character with nocturnal dreamy associations.
rococoRococo refers to a musical style in 18th-century Europe characterized as excessive, ornate and old-fashioned.
rondoRondo is a piece of music where the principal theme is repeated many times.
scherzoScherzo is a sprightly movement or lively piece of music. It often refers to a fast movement in triple time pertaining to the sonata form.
septetSeptet is a musical composition for a set of seven musicians (instruments or voices).
sextetSextet is a musical composition for a set of six musicians (instruments or voices).
slurSlur is denoted by a curved line and refers to two or more notes are to be executed in a smooth connected way without a break.
syncopationSyncopation is the rhythmic result produced by replacing a regularly accented beat by an unaccented beat and vice versa.
vibratoVibrato is the slight fluctuation in the pitch of a note by rapidly alternating between notes.

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