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Definition of Melisma

Melisma
Melisma Me*lis"ma, n.; pl. Melismata. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a song.] (Mus.) (a) A piece of melody; a song or tune, -- as opposed to recitative or musical declamation. (b) A grace or embellishment.

Meaning of Melisma from wikipedia

- Melisma (Gr****: μέλισμα, melisma, song, air, melody; from μέλος, melos, song, melody, plural: melismata) is the singing of a single syllable of text while...
- study of conductus of the 12th and 13th centuries. The cauda was a long melisma on one of the last syllables of the text, repeated in each strophe. Conducti...
- smoothed out. Contemporary R&B vocalists are often known for their use of melisma, po****rized by vocalists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney...
- promo CD liner notes). Matchbox Twenty. Atlantic Records, Lava Records, Melisma Records. 1997. PRCD 8267-2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)...
- vocal styles that dominate the music they are performed in, including melisma and belting, and over-usage of embellishments on one sound. Professor and...
- foremost practitioners of the overpowering, Category 5 vocal style known as melisma", and "Ms. Carey, Ms. Houston and Ms. Aguilera, to name its three main...
- (US promo CD liner notes). Matchbox 20. Atlantic Records, Lava Records, Melisma Records. 1997. PRCD 8002.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)...
- "pitch-against-pitch" / "point-against-point" or "sustained-pitch" in one part with melismas of varying lengths in another. In all cases the conception was probably...
- once-ubiquitous melisma pop style was heavily po****rized by singers such as Carey. Browne commented, "beginning [in 1990], melisma overtook pop in a...
- v t e Melody Balungan Cadence Interval Melisma Melodic motion Motif Ornament Trill Pattern Phrasing Pitch Rhythm Sequence Steps and skips Timbre Type...
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