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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Bach's chorales always have four voice, each with their own melodic line, creating a rich harmonic progression when played together.
Indeed, it's very beautiful, with a haunting melodic line and an interesting dialogue between voice and violin.
Each aria has been chosen with regard to tessitura, demands on the voice, artistic opportunities, melodic line, appropriate fioratura, and other considerations making them age appropriate.
Like a composer, you have to find the tempo, the progression, the melodic line. You look for the relationship between one moment and the next.
The components relate to harmonizing a melodic line, composing harmony over a held bass tone, harmonizing a walking bass line, tonic to dominant patterns, other chord progressions, and loops.
The texts, either in the French original or translations by Czech poets (Seifert, Kundera, Capek, etc.), are sung by the Prague Radio Choir with astonishing flexibility, high and pure sopranos and male vocals replete with emotions in deep tones accompanying the lead melodic line. The three-part cycle Pushkin Vigils (1978) is one of Sestak's most popular choral works.
It's a voice that can switch from tremulous and wavering to the point where you believe his heart is about to break, to towering, soaring and monumental in one melodic line.
Then, at some point, the second voice started the same melodic line on a different note, producing even more special resonances.
Hence, in addition to the use of reciting tones, the main musical building blocks for a given chant, as discussed in this paper, are the "main" melodic motives that surround the reciting tone, and the special "ornamenting" motives (often in the form of melismas--a single syllable of text sung on several pitches) that enhance the overall melodic line.
Perez writes that the AI has a great amount of resources to manipulate and process musical material, and proposes a system called AIM (Alterations In Music) which uses rule-based techniques to provide alterations in a single melodic line, focusing on a type of arrangement varying melodic fragments.
With the eerie melodic line played on fiddle by Giddens, accompanied by the stomping and clapping of Robinson, and Flemons playing the clackers, they created an atmosphere which told the story of the music, and the people who had composed it.
I will employ Schenker's theory of melodic structure to show how "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" deviates from this theory in an important way, and I will uncover an essential link between the structural shape of the melodic line and the text and meaning of the song.