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Harmony and Melody

Musical notes may sound one after the other or at the same time. 

Ornaments (Embellishments)

Embellishment is to beautify something by additions. In music, ornaments or embellishments are additional notes that are not essential to carry the line of the melody or harmony, but instead, serve to decorate...

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What is music theory? What are the key concepts in music theory? Here you will learn all knowledge and skills necessary to read and write Western music, as well as to understand and analyze music.

Ornaments (Embellishment)

Ornaments (Embellishments)

Embellishment is to beautify something by additions. In music, ornaments or embellishments are additional notes that are not essential to carry the line of the melody or harmony, but instead, serve to decorate that line...

Navigation

Navigation

So far, you have learned most of the elements to read and perform a piece of music. But, reading a long piece may confuse beginners. In music, there are some special navigation markings to give performers the...

Dynamics

Dynamics

In music, the dynamics indicate the variation in loudness between notes or phrases. In other words, the dynamics of a piece indicate how loud or soft we should play.

Key

Key

In music theory, the key of a piece is a group of notes that corresponds to a certain musical scale that forms the foundation of a music composition.

Modes

Modes

In modern Western music theory, a mode is a way of ordering the notes of a scale according to the intervals they form with the tonic note. This is why modes provide a vocabulary for a melody.

Gökhan Damgacı

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Gökhan Damgacı is a pianist, composer, field recordist, sound designer, and author of sound and music-related books. All his life revolves around nature, art, books, and of course coffee. In his opinion, knowledge grows when shared. It is why, in his spare time, he likes to share what he learns and knows with others.

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