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Nonharmonic Tones - Chapter Summary
Improve your understanding of nonharmonic tones without visiting a traditional classroom. Study online with help from top instructors who closely examine ornamentation, embellishing tones and pedal point. By reviewing the fun lessons in this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe trills, turns and other forms of ornamentation in music
- Define and recognize examples of embellishing tones
- Explain the function of a pedal point
Review these lessons on nonharmonic tones in your sequence of choice, and visit them as often as you'd like. Any questions you develop during your study of this chapter can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Before the day of your test, be sure to gauge your comprehension of the lessons by taking mini quizzes and a practice exam.
1. Ornamentation in Music: Trills, Turns & Nonharmonic Tones
Why would you want to write notes into your music that don't contribute to the chord structure? In this lesson, we'll answer that question and look at some popular embellishments used for musical ornamentation.
2. Embellishing Tones: Definition & Examples
Even technically perfect music can get a little dry at times. In this lesson, we'll look at one way to add a bit of ornamentation to help keep your compositions lively.
3. Pedal Point: Definition, Function & Examples
There are many ways to add drama to a composition. In this lesson, we're going to check out the pedal point, and see how it can be used to impact a piece of music.
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