melody

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melody's instrumental or vocal companion accompaniment
composition with melody repeated in one or more voices overlapping canon
contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts canon
composition with the same melody being repeated by different voices starting at different times canon , round
highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music canto
Gregorian plainsong melody with voices added cantus firmus
melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition cantus firmus
reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played chanter , melody pipe
musical material added above or below existing melody counterpoint
melody added to melody counterpoint
melodic material added above or below existing melody counterpoint , polyphony
melody or counterpoint sung higher than the main melody descant
decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody descant , discant
short melody in the bass that is constantly repeated ground bass
(counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa inversion
sheet containing the words and melody for a song (and some indication of harmony) written in simple form lead sheet
property of having a melody melodiousness , tunefulness
melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music part , voice
music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano) rag , ragtime
form of popular music with repetitious melody and insistent beat rock 'n' roll
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