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Music Term: Vamp

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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

Vamp


Definition and background:

To extemporize the accompaniment to a solo voice or instrument. In 20th century music, the term " vamp till ready" is sometimes seen, indicating that the accompanist is to repeat a simple one or two measure passage until the soloist is prepared to enter. an improvisation over a simple chord change, used in popular music to accompany non-musical events, or played until the main music is ready to start

The repeating pan of a tune at its end, usually the chorus or part of the chorus.


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