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Quotation music

Music; General music

Music that parodies another work or works, presenting them in a new style or guise.

Big band

Music; General music

Large jazz ensemble popular in 1930s and 1940s, featuring sections of trumpets, trombones, saxophones (and other woodwinds), and rhythm instruments (piano, double bass, drums and guitar).

Melismatic

Music; General music

Melodic style characterised by many notes sung to a single text syllable.

Doubles

Music; General music

Variations of a dance in a French keyboard suite.

Raga

Music; General music

Melodic pattern used in music of India; prescribes pitches, patterns, ornamentation and extramusical associations such as time of performance and emotional character.

Binary form

Music; General music

Two-part (A-B) form is based on statement and departure. Also two-part form.

Melody

Music; General music

Succession of single tones or pitches perceived by the mind as a unity.

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