Improvisation choices; nothing more, nothing less. However, there must be a vocabulary from which to make choices. In music that vocabulary includes the
Harmony any combination of notes perceived as a unit; sounding together.
Function 1. The position of a note within a scale, interval, or chord, indicated with Arabic numerals; 1-2-3, etc. 2. The position of
Enharmonic two notes that are written differently, but sound the same and are the same key on a keyboard, e.g. F# and Gb,
Dominant Seventh is a dominant (V) with an interval of a 7th above the root note. ‘V7’ is a function only, and not
Cadence (It) From cadere; to fall. The conclusion of a phrase. Comparable to the spoken language, ‘John ran home.’; subject-verb-object. In music, the chords
Context whatever is being referred to. The frame of reference.
Dominant 1. A function. The fifth note, or chord of any scale, or position of a chord, indicated ‘V’, or ‘5’. Functional Names of
Diatonic Scale a scale made up of diatonic intervals
Diatonic interval one in which the two tones are normal within the major or minor scales.