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Accent (music)
Accidental (music)Ad libitum
Aeolian modeAltered chord
Altered scaleAnticipationApproach note
ArcoArpeggio
Arranger chorusArticulation (music)Artificial harmonic
AtonalityAugmentation (music)
Augmented triadAvant-garde jazz
Avoid noteBackgrounds
Bassline
BebopBebop scaleBell (cymbals)
BendBlock chord
Blues scale
Bossa nova
Break (music)Bridge (music)Cadence (music)
CadenzaCall and response (music)Chamber jazz
Choke (cymbals)
Chord-scale system
Chord progressionChord substitution
ChorusChromatic scale
Circular breathingClose and open harmony
ClusterCompingCompound meter
Constant structureContiguous ii-V
Cool jazzCounter-melody
Cut time
Da capoDal Segno
Delay
Diminished seventh chordDiminutionDixieland
DoitDominant (music)
Dominant seventh chord
Dorian modeDouble-time
Drum rollExtended chord
FallFermataFill (music)
FlamFlipFlutter-tonguing
Free jazzFunctional harmonyGhost note
GlissandoGrace note
Groove (music)GrowlingGuide tone line
Gypsy jazzHalf-diminished seventh chord
Half time (music)Hammer-onHard bop
HarmonicHarmonic major
Harmonic minorHarmonic rhythm
Harmonic series (music)Harmonization
HeadHybrid ChordsInversion (music)
Ionian modeJazz fusionJazz minor scale
Kicks over timeLatin jazzLeading-tone
LegatoLine cliche
Locrian modeLow Interval LimitLydian chord
Lydian modeMain PageMainstream
Major seventh chordMarcatoMediant
Melodic majorMelodic minor
Minor major seventh chord
Minor seventh chordMixolydian mode
Modal interchangeModal jazz
Modulation (music)Multi-tonic system
Multiphonics
Neo bop
Odd meterOpen voicingOrnament (music)
OstinatoOvertone
Parallel keyPassing chordPedal point
Pentatonic scalePermutation (music)
Phrygian modePiano-vocal score
Pivot chordPizzicatoPolychord
PolymeterPolyrhythm
PolytonalityPost-bop
Pull-offQuartal and quintal harmony
Reharmonization
Rehearsal markRelative key
Retrograde
RetrogressionRhythmic notation
RimshotRoman numeral analysisSamba
Secondary dominantSequence (music)
Seventh chordSforzandoShake
Shout chorusSixth chordSlapping
Slash chordSlash notationSlur (music)
Smooth jazz
SoliSpread voicings
StaccatoStop-time
Straight-ahead jazzSubdominantSubmediant
SubtonicSupertonic
Suspended chord
Swing musicSwing rhythm
Symmetric augmented
Symmetric diminishedSyncopationSynthetic mode
Synthetic scaleTacetTag
Target noteTensionsTenuto
TetrachordThird stream
Thirty-two-bar formThrough-composedTonguing
Tonic (music)Tonicization
Transcription (music)Transformation (music)
Transposition (music)TremoloTrill (music)
Tritone substitutionTurnaround (music)
Twelve-bar bluesTwelve-tone technique
Upper structure
Vibrato
Voice leadingVoicing (music)
West Coast jazz
Wholetone scale

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