5 Music Terms of The Day


Orchestration - The art of writing, arranging, or scoring for the orchestra. 

Perfect cadence - The chordal progression of dominant to tonic, in a major key V-I, in minor V-i.  

Refrain - A short section of repeated material which occurs at the end of each stanza. 

Score - The written depiction of all the parts of a musical ensemble with the parts stacked vertically and rhythmically aligned.  

Tenuto, ten - Hold or sustain a note longer than the indicated value, usually not as long a duration as the fermata.

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