Fun with Words

Some words associated with music

Bluesy: Bluesy music has the slow sad sound of blues, which developed from the songs of black slaves in the southern US.

Melisma: It is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession. It is an ornamental phrase of several notes sung to one syllable of text, as in plain song or blues singing.

Pizzicato: If you play a violin or other stringed instrument pizzicato, you play it by pulling the strings with your fingers instead of using the bow

Polyphonic: A polyphonic ringtone is a sound that a mobile phone makes when it rings that consists of several notes played together so that it sounds like music.

Unplugged: Used for describing music played without electric instruments by a musicianwho usually plays an electric instrument.

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