A music composition that is self-contained. It can either be performed as a single piece or as part of a larger work. Sonatas are a classic example, as they usually consist…

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A music phrase that is small but makes sense on its own and can be independent. They seek attention, as they are repeated quite a lot of times within a…

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Think of the shape of a vuvuzela (only its shape though, not how it’s played). Mizmar is a reed wind instrument, typically made from wood.

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Minor third

Start counting from the first note of the minor scale until you reach number three (as it’s a third). So, if the scale is A minor, a minor third interval would…

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Minor scale

Minor, ie. small. Typically and very broadly speaking, it’s the scales whose third degree forms a minor third. The intervals between the notes don’t change and always follow a certain pattern.

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Minor pentatonic scale

Let’s take A-C-D-E-G. The first note is A, the second is C. They are a third apart and more specifically, the interval they form is a minor third, thus, it’s a…

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Minor interval

Take the minor scale and lay it down. If you can find the interval you have (or want) within the minor scale, it’s a minor interval. That’s half the story. For…

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Minor chord

Take the minor scale and pick its first, third and fifth degrees. If you’re feeling more frisky, you can add more notes to the original triad and create more complex sounds.

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Also called mezzo. A female voice that’s not a soprano nor a contralto. It’s right in the middle. Not too high, nor too low.

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A music genre. It’s rock’s aggressive nephew. It’s the one that you smash them guitars and headbang like crazy.

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