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Singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession. Wikipedia

  • Prosody (music)

    Way the composer sets the text of a vocal composition in the assignment of syllables to notes in the melody to which the text is sung, or to set the music with regard to the ambiance of the lyrics. Just one dimension of musical prosody. Wikipedia

  • Solmization

    System of attributing a distinct syllable to each note of a musical scale. Most common convention in countries of Western culture. Wikipedia

  • Musical cryptogram

    Cryptogrammatic sequence of musical notes, a sequence which can be taken to refer to an extra-musical text by some 'logical' relationship, usually between note names and letters. The most common and best known examples result from composers using ciphered versions of their own or their friends' names as themes or motifs in their compositions. Wikipedia

  • Blue note

    Note that—for expressive purposes— is sung or played at a slightly different pitch from standard. Between a quartertone and a semitone, but this varies depending on the musical context. Wikipedia

  • Melody

    Linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity. Combination of pitch and rhythm, while more figuratively, the term can include successions of other musical elements such as tonal color. Wikipedia

  • Glossary of music terminology

    List of musical terms that are likely to be encountered in printed scores, music reviews, and program notes. Most of the terms are Italian (see also Italian musical terms used in English), in accordance with the Italian origins of many European musical conventions. Wikipedia

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    • MacDonald identified the influence of Indian classical music in "exotic melismas in the bass part" on "Rain" and described the playing as "so inventive that it threatens to overwhelm the track".Paul McCartney-Wikipedia
    • The song is usually said to have popularized the use of melisma and brought it into mainstream R&B.Contemporary R&B-Wikipedia
    • Elvin Luciano of CNN Philippines complimented her "trademark and sometimes melismatic vocals" while AllMusic's David Gonzales adds her singing is "strong, emotive, and confident".Regine Velasquez-Wikipedia
    • Boulez's word-setting, which in the first Improvisation is straightforwardly syllabic, becomes ever more melismatic, to the point where the words cannot be distinguished.Pierre Boulez-Wikipedia
    • Contemporary R&B vocalists are often known for their use of melisma, popularized by vocalists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé.Contemporary R&B-Wikipedia
    • MacDonald described "Helter Skelter" as an early attempt at heavy metal, and "Hey Jude" as a "pop/rock hybrid", pointing out McCartney's "use of gospel-style melismas" in the song and his "pseudo-soul shrieking in the fade-out".Paul McCartney-Wikipedia

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