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A particular type of counterpoint in which one voice introduces a new theme and is answered ("imitated") by other voices that enter in succession shortly afterward, even as the first voice continues to sing or play
The distance between two pitches
The central note and mode on which a melody or piece is based
A musical setting of a text in a single strophe (stanza)
The keyboard of an organ or harpsichord. These instruments often have more than one manual
A rhythmic unit, indicated by bar lines in notated music, that presents one complete statement of the meter
A syllable of text sung to many notes
A style of setting a text to music so that there is more than one note per syllable
A single line of notes heard in succession as a coherent unit
An underlying pattern of beats that maintains itself consistently throughout a work. See also "duple meter"; "triple meter"
Meter (of music)
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