Music basic topics

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These should be the most basic topics in the field--topics about which we'd like to have articles soon. Please see the most basic encyclopedia article topics for general instructions on constructing this list, and consult complete list of encyclopedia topics.

Most basic of the most basic

  • People
Composer - Musician - Orchestra - Musical band
  • Basic concepts
Pitch - Rhythm - Tempo - Note - Harmony - Musical instrument - Musical piece - Scale - Musical notation - Musical style

Classical composers


Music theory

absolute pitch - accidental - alteration - arpeggio - arrangement - atonality - augmentation - bitonality - break - broken chord - cadence - cadenza - da capo - a cappella - chord - chromaticism - church modes - clef - coda - counterpoint - diatonic - dissonance - dominant - dynamics - exposition - harmony - improvisation - interval - inversion - key - legato -major scale - melody - microtone - minor scale - monody - monophony - musicology - musical notation - octave - orchestration - musical ornament - pentatonic scale - pitch - polyphony - rhythm - scale - solfège - sonata form - syncope - temperament - tempo - tone - transposition - tremolo - trill - tuning - twelve-tone technique - vibrato

Music terms

a cappella - accelerando - adagio - ad libitum - allegretto - allegro - allentando - andante - andantino - appassionato - appoggiatura - bar - beat- continuo - crescendo - diminuendo - dolce- glissando - largo - larghetto - metronome - obbligato - orchestra - ostinato - presto - riff - string quartet - rubato - sostenuto - staccato - strophic - through-composed

Musical instruments

wind instrument - woodwind instrument - brass instrument - percussion instrument - string instrument - electronic instrument - keyboard instrument


Voices

alto - baritone - bass - castrato - choir - coloratura - countertenor - falsetto - mezzo-soprano - soprano - tenor

Musical styles

See Musical genre.

bel canto - brass music - canon - chamber music - close harmony - fugue - hymn - madrigal - motet - opera - operetta - oratorio - passion - pastorale - raga - rai - recitative - rhapsody - serenade - serial music - shanty - sonata - song - suite - symphony - tango music

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