06 August 2014

Vocab 8/6/14

fugue (n) -- Music an imitative polyphonic composition in which a theme or themes are stated successively in all of the voices of the contrapuntal structure

polyphony (n) -- music with two or more independent melodic parts sounded together

contrapuntal (adj.) -- of, relating to, or incorporating counterpoint

counterpoint (n) -- melodic material that is added above or below an existing melody

melody (n) -- a pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds 
Usage Note: It's interesting to me that "pleasing" is here, meaning that a melody can be somehow at least a little subjective. 

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