melodic line


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Noun1.melodic line - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequencemelodic line - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
tucket, fanfare, flourish - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
glissando - a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
roulade - (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
leitmotif, leitmotiv - a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
theme song - a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
signature tune, theme song, signature - a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
melodic theme, musical theme, theme, idea - (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
musical phrase, phrase - a short musical passage
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Consequently, his lyric melodic line, evident in even his early period, gradually evolves and becomes more subtle in his later works.
The absolute foundation of the recording is the melodic line, whether inward in the Sonatina or expressive in the Janacek.
Until then, we must relish treats such as Joshua Bell's erudite and stylish reading of this new eminently approachable new concerto by the US-based Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran, with its delightful mix of virtuosity with an inner, more plaintive melodic line.
In numerous ways these songs are products of their time: the piano often continues the melodic line of the voice and sometimes vice versa.
Apple Street" expands to a melodic line with notes on the D and A strings.
The opening passage presents a melodic line in the horn that is searching for resolution, and when it finally finds it--in a soaring theme marked Maestoso in the score--it is cut short all too quickly.
Every note, phrase, melodic line and choral crescendo boiled upward into a billowing, bulimic tonality.
Try the lovely Maybe Next Year with Martensson articulating an interesting melodic line for a taster.
Characteristically, one of the composer's hallmark skills is to take a well-known melodic line (here the Veni) and then alter it through gradual corrosion or disintegration: a sort of decomposition, if you'll pardon the pun.
Motivic unification alternates between voice and piano as Larsen begins the melody in the vocal line and then shifts the remainder of the melodic line to the piano, allowing the piano to "sing" the text.
The author writes the process of transposition step-by-step starting first by identifying the key, harmonizing the melody using diatonic chords, analyzing the notes of the melodic line in relation to the chords, and using roman numerals and jazz symbols for the harmonic analysis.
However, with its clashing, uncomfortable chords and no apparent melodic line in violin or viola part, it was uneasy on the ears and the motif ideas hard to grasp.