Incidental music

Also known as: underscoring. The opposite of diegetic music. It’s music that’s heard by the viewer but not by the characters. We are able to listen to the music but…

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Intermezzo

Lit.: between the acts. It’s a small -usually instrumental- movement connecting other larger sections in a musical composition. Think of it as the frosting layer between the two layers of cake;…

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Interval

The distance between two notes. Instead of measuring in meters, we measure in semitones. Let’s say we want to find the interval between B and G. Forget about music, just…

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Instrument

Anything that can be used to deliberately produce a sound. Instruments can be string, wind, keyboard, percussion or a combination of the aforementioned… Our voices can be used as instruments. Well,…

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