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Music Term: Line

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Line


Definition and background:

Bar Line: The division of the staff into measures is accomplished through the use of Bar lines. See Bar.Staff Line: A set of five, equidistant, horizontal lines on which the note pitches and other music directions are written. See staff.Ledger Line: Short, horizontal lines added above or below the staff along with notes to indicate pitches that exceed the limitations of the staff lines. See Ledger lines.Articulation Line: A horizontal line ( dash) placed above a pitch to indicate to the performer that the note is to be held or stretched out to its fullest value; a tenuto mark. See Dash.Musical Line: A melodic statement which runs through a composition. This line (or voice) can be vocal or instrumental.Line or Phrase: A musical phrase or complete thought is often referred to as a line.Line Dance: Dances where dancers are all in a line: A type of dancing where all participants line up and perform all the steps to the dance simultaneously.

Short for line level, or a cable.


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