3rd movement (Fast) from Electric Counterpoint

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cells short musical ideas
phasing when two or more versions of a motif are played at the same time but slightly out of sync, with the parts gradually coming back together after a number of repetitions
note addition a method of developing cells by gradually adding notes to the original cell
note subtraction as for note addition but taking notes away
loop a section of a piece of muisc which is edited so that it can be repeated seamlessly by electronic means
resultant melody a new melody produced whan a variety of parts each play their melodies at the same time
tonal ambiguity ehrn the key of a piece is uncertain
drones long continuous note or constantly repeated note (can be any pitch but s often a low note)
metamorphosis gradually changing from one musical idea to another often by changing one note at a time
layering adding new musical parts usually one at a time, the parts will often interact with each other froming a complex texture
augmentation extending the durations of rhythmic patterns eg quavers become crotchets and crotchets become minims
diminution the opposite of augmentation
static harmony the piece appears to have only one long chord which only changes very gradually, if at all
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