Glossary Of Musical Terminology

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There are 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Half-step
A musical interval of a semitone eg C to C#.

Hard Palate
The hard area of the roof of your mouth, just behind your teeth.

Harmony
A pleasing combination of two or three tones played together to create a pleasant sound or musical effect in the background while a melody is being played. Harmony also refers to the study of chord progressions.

Head Resonance
The vibration of a soundwave which is bounced around the structures of your head such as sinuses, nasal cavities and mouth to create a better sounding note. Head voice is usually associated with lighter, brighter and higher notes.

Head Voice
The higher part of the vocal register, which resonates around the structures of your head such as sinuses, nasal cavities and mouth. Head voice is usually associated with lighter, brighter and higher notes. Falsetto is also resonated in head voice.

Homophony
Music written to be sung or played in unison.

House Manager
For performances, the person who is responsible for the audience and all that happens from the entry to the theatre, to the box office, to the seating and audience behaviour in the hall.

Hymn
A song of praise and glorification. Most often to honour God.