7.8 Ornaments

 

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Ornaments or embellishments are musical flourishes that are not necessary to carry the overall line of the melody (or harmony), but serve instead to decorate or "ornament" that line. In this chapter you will learn about the turn and upper mordent.

1. Turn

 

dubbelslag dubbelslag Ch.7.8 Ornaments | Musictheory.education turn consisting of the note above the one indicated, the note itself, the note below, the note itself.

 

2. Upper mordent

 

pralltriller pralltriller Ch.7.8 Ornaments | Musictheory.education upper mordent consisting of (the note above the one indicated), the note itself, the note above, the note itself.