Soundtrack

The music tracks of motion pictures (aka film). That’s the number of compositions used in film. Soundtracks can either be original or they can consist of tracks and songs that have already…

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Species of counterpoint

Now this one has a bigger bite to it than the rest, but is still quite straightforward. You have a pre-existing cantus firmus, aka given melody. And then, you have…

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Staccato

Lit.: separated. It’s an articulation mark. It’s when a note is interrupted slightly before resonating for its whole duration. It’s like skipping instead of walking, or better, it’s like a horse…

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Stave

The music stave. Think of a notebook that has lines so that we write straight. Something similar is the music stave. It has five lines now but it but it…

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Strong beat

Bars of music have strong and weak beats. Strong beats tend to be the first beats of a bar. They usually come before weak beats. The main factor is the…

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Structure of a song

Words make up sentences, that make up paragraphs, that in turn, make up texts. Similarly, notes make up phrases, that make up forms, that in turn, make up songs. The…

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Subgenre

A genre that belongs to another genre. For instance, symphonic black metal is a subgenre of black metal, which is a subgenre of heavy metal, which is a subgenre of…

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