"Tr" - a traditional, usually academic definition or symbol
"Ex-" - example
Abbreviation for a . see Note-values
Abbreviation for an .
the Soprano voice in a choir.
the four voices of a mixted choir, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass.
SANTA 2-CELL REPEAT (THE)
A permissible repetition of antecedent melodic entities, from the bridge of Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (in bars 17-24 with 4 cells of I7 / IV, I7 / IV, II7 / V, II7 / V)
Disposition of the notes making up a diatonic Window in order of proximity. The mode of the scale will be determined by the
note on which it starts (and ends).
Tr- The metrical analysis of verse in which the syllables are defined as either short (unaccented) or long (accented). The traditional definition classifies syllables according to the Quantitative Dimension of Time (Duration, short or long)
or according to the Quantitative Dimension of Energy (Volume, unaccented or accented)
We will define syllables according to the Qualitative Dimension of Time, Alternation (of Beat and Off-beat),
a syllable being placed either on a Beat or on an Off-beat.
The are 2 possibilities for 2-syllable words
- the iamb (Ex- the word "today") consisting of Off-beat/Beat
- the trochee (Ex- the word "morning") consisting of Beat/Off-beat.
The are 3 possibilities for 3-syllable words
- the anapest (Ex- the word "afternoon") consisting of Off-beat/Off-beat/Beat
- the amphibrach (Ex- the word "tomorrow") consisting of Off-beat/Beat/Off-beat
- the dactyl (Ex- the word "yesterday") consisting of Beat/Off-beat/Off-beat.
When there are 2 Off-beats in a row, the second is always "more Off-beat" than the first
(higher in the rhythmic graphics).
Tr- Distance, in the Quantitative Dimension of Pitch (frequency) see Interval
see Chordal Function
SERIES OF FIFTHS
See Fifths (series of)
1. Tr- Distance, in the Quantitative Dimension of Pitch (frequency). see Interval. 2. The descending MOTRIX of a chord.
One of the transformations in Melo-Harmony.
1. A chromatic semi-tone higher. 2. Symbol which designates a chromatic semi-tone higher.
SHORT BRANCH TUNING
Short Branch Tuning is the result of using the interval of major third once. It is reserved for MEDIANs (diatonic and chromatic). Major MEDIANs will be tuned one comma lower than Trunk Tuning, minor MEDIANs one comma higher. Part of Just Intonation, see Intonation
1. Tr- Distance, in the Quantitative Dimension of Pitch (frequency). see Interval. 2. The ascending MOTRIX of a chord.
The specific "sound" of a chord whatever its origin (basic form and transformations) might be. This sound is catalogued by the number of semi-tones
between its components. The list of favorite sonorities includes: diminished seventh chords, augmented chords, the blues chord, stretch chords, and clusters.
The term used to designate a 2-note rhythm in which the first note is half-length and the second is dotted, the opposite of
A cell split into two identical Melo-rhythmic parts.
Term applied to a note-value that is in a state of rest. The opposite of kinetic.
The operation by which one of the Primary Notes, the COMMON TONE or the PROPER TONE replaces another orbit of the chord and acts on its behalf (as it would have done). Part of the Transformation of Incompleteness.
A term used in Chord Symbols for a superior, descending, Non-chordal Tone
Similarity manifested in Melo-rhythm, Melo-harmony, and Melo-lines.
The displacement of a note in TIME, either forward (by anticipation), or backward (by retardation).