melodic phrase


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Noun1.melodic phrase - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequencemelodic phrase - 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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For example, on "Max's Rompin' Raga Muffin," Wegner borrows a melodic phrase from the bluegrass portion of the tune and layers it into the raga.
Jazz is the place for thinking on your feet, improvising, leaving that melodic phrase as late against the beat as possible - which all goes to suggest that the true jazz fan leaves it till Christmas Eve to do their present buying.
It has a unique melodic phrase and deals with a feeling everyone can relate to.
Ochs and Capps compare episodes with melodic phrases: a melodic phrase consists of an ordered set of musical notes, and an episode consists of events construed as members of a similarly ordered set.
At the beginning of the second section, the left hand plays double notes that momentarily extend beyond the five-finger position; not only must the two parts sound together, they must resolve at the same moment as the final note of the right hand melodic phrase above it.
Waelrant, moreover, did not hesitate to write cross relations between parts, to require (for instance) an F and an F# in the same melodic phrase, or to mix hallmarks of different musical modes in the same composition.
Her melodic phrases ranged from wistful contemplation to flights of nervous energy with stratospheric high notes, notably on the word "deceive" where her roulettes became hyperactive.
Having originated in the 1990s in Europe, trance is a distinct genre of electronic dance music characterized by a slower tempo, beautiful repeating melodic phrases and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track.
He loops rhythms by tapping the guitar, adds bass lines and melodic phrases and we build from there.
There are also examples of melodic phrases and licks used by famous jazz-rock keyboardists such as Donald Fagen, Joe Zawinal, Jeff Lorder, Bruce Hornsby and others.
The second violins and violas are used effectively to provide soft echoing phrases under the long sustained notes of the violins that end each of the melodic phrases and sub-phrases.
In place of the temperature-chart lines that many a singer has had to cope with from British hard-liners, here are melodic phrases in appropriate tessituras, strongly supported rather than overwhelmed by the orchestra.