A chord broken into a sequence of notes played in a rising or descending order.
A musical scale in which each pitch is a semitone above or below its adjacent pitches.
A recurring idea in an artistic work, such as a short musical theme.
Musical flourishes or embellishments that decorate the overall melodic line of a work.
A technique of playing a string instrument in which the strings are plucked with the fingers rather than played with the bow.
Two pitches played simultaneously or consecutively that are three whole tones apart. This combination produces an unresolved sound.