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Words Related to Music - Parts of Musical Pieces

Here you will learn some English words related to the different parts of musical pieces such as "accompaniment", crescendo"", and "prelude".

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Words Related to Music
crescendo
[noun]
a slow and constant increase in the loudness of a musical piece
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strain
[noun]
the tune or sound of a musical piece or song
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tempo
[noun]
the speed that a piece of music is or should be played at
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accompaniment
[noun]
the musical support provided by one or more instruments or voices to enhance or complement a soloist or main melody
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cadence
[noun]
a series of musical notes, written as the ending of a musical piece
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coda
[noun]
the final passage of an extended musical composition
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descant
[noun]
a melody sung or played above the main melody, typically in a higher register
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excerpt
[noun]
a short piece taken from a longer composition
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leitmotif
[noun]
a theme that appears in a literary or musical piece several times and is associated with a particular person, idea or object
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middle eight
[noun]
a contrasting section in a song that typically spans eight bars, serving as a bridge between verses and choruses
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movement
[noun]
one of the main parts that a long musical work is divided into, having its own structure
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prelude
[noun]
a short section of a musical performance such as a fugue, opera, suite, etc. that introduces the main theme or subject
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part
[noun]
the specific music played or sung by a particular voice or instrument in multiple parts
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section
[noun]
a distinct portion of a composition with its own unique characteristics, such as melody, rhythm, or harmony
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theme
[noun]
a recurring melody, rhythm, chord progression, or motif in a musical composition that serves as a unifying element
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vocal
[noun]
the part of a popular song that is sung, in contrast to the parts that are played on an instrument
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variation
[noun]
a version of a musical theme with alterations in rhythm, tempo, melody, etc. in a way that the original theme is recognizable
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cadenza
[noun]
a solo section at the end of a musical piece for the performer to show their skill and creativity
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obbligato
[noun]
a musical part that is integral to a piece of music and cannot be omitted
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form
[noun]
the overall structure or organization of a musical composition
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beat
[noun]
a piece of music's or a poem's main rhythm
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passage
[noun]
a short section or phrase of a musical piece, considered separately
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