musical passage

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Noun1.musical passage - a short section of a musical composition
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
allegro - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
allegretto - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
andante - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
intro - a brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music
musical phrase, phrase - a short musical passage
cadence - the close of a musical section
cadenza - a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
largo - (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
adagio - (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully); "they played the adagio too quickly"
recitative - a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
modulation, transition - a musical passage moving from one key to another
impromptu - a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
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A fundamental principle of cognitive psychology is that "spaced practice" is the best way to retain new information; if you want your student to learn a difficult musical passage, keep circling back to it between playing other things and again at the end of the lesson.
Hence there is a clear need for an understanding of the dental requirements of players of wind instruments.1 The problems that may arise for the dental surgeon who is treating a wind instrument player are due to the fact that the eligibility of the musical sound produced and how he produces it while playing a musical passage is directly related to muscles of facial expression, during blowing.
This strategy may also involve having the instructor count the beats as the sightless musician repeats the brief musical passage. Once the student feels confident, this method may be repeated for another short musical passage.
The ten-track R&B and hip hop album, titled Take Your Body Over, which took a year to complete, features collaborations with various artists and marks a musical passage for Sham.
Immediately following, the piece's final twenty measures duplicate (with some added arpeggiations) the wedge-like chord progression that ends "I am the Walrus." The final thirty-four measures of the piece thus exquisitely coalesce into a musical passage that is very Faithful to the Beatles original, Intl simultaneously projects Riley's own style.
Googling a runner La Calinda 4.25 Doncaster The most renowned musical passage from Frederick Delius's third opera Koanga, La Calinda is the only part of the score that has remained famous in the concert hall.
Like so much recent art, it renders criticism obsolete." In another musical passage, Shapiro writes: The dead play the piano.
By default, the pic's most unique musical passage is a cute scene of grade-school girls, including Ren's nieces, blasting Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It for the Boy" out of a Barbie boombox while Ren's flatfooted pal Willard (Miles Teller) struggles to keep up with their moves.
This particular musical passage is repeated in various parts of the film, including the conclusion.
Timmers examines the role of the communication of activity in the communication of emotion in music performance, and shows that the ability of performers to communicate the activity of an emotional interpretation of a musical passage is stronger than the ability to communicate the valence of an emotional interpretation.
(His own favorite composer was Brahms, but he decided that the name Beethoven Looked and sounded funnier.) Schulz carefully chose each musical passage Schroeder played and transcribed the actual notes from the score.