First inversion

If we have a triad, let’s say A-C-E, so 1-3-5, its first inversion will be 3-5-1, so C-E-A. That’s the first, the third and the fifth degrees of the scale, in…

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Flat

In music it’s a flat, not a lowercase ‘B’, although I keep writing it as a ‘b’ in my posts (don’t blame me, it’s just faster)… Symbol: ♭. It’s a…

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Flute instruments

A subcategory of woodwinds that belongs in the wind instrument family. The sound is produced by the flow of the air within the instrument.

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Form

Think of multi-layered cakes. What is their structure? Let’s think of a cake that is made up of the sponge, the frosting and some jam. Now, let’s start layering from…

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Formants

They are frequencies that resonate because of the shape of our voice articulators. The different sounds we produce have different frequencies, even though we may be maintaining the same base…

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Frequency

It shows how often a periodic phenomenon occurs during a certain amount of time. It’s counted in Hertz (Hz). All sounds have a frequency. Deep sounds have low frequencies and…

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Fugue

Also known as fuga. Polyphonic music written for a keyboard instrument. It usually comes after a toccata or a prelude.

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