Octave

Oct- is eight. Let’s take numbers from 1 to 7 and repeat them: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-1-2-3-4-5-6-7… The distance between the two 1s is eight notes apart; it's an octave apart (music pro…

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Off-beat

Let’s think of bars and rhythm. Let’s take a bar in four-four. We can count it: 1-2-3-4. Normally, the accent, the emphasis is on 1 and on 3. We can also…

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Ornaments

Also, embellishments. They make no difference in the structure of a piece and don’t affect the melody or the harmony. What they do is simple. They give some character to the composition and…

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