Song

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A song is a musical composition intended to be sung by the human voice.wikipedia
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Instrumental

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Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word "song" may refer to instrumentals.
Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word song may refer to instrumentals.

Sheet music

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Folk songs are also frequently transmitted non-orally (that is, as sheet music), especially in the modern era.
Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of musical notation that uses musical symbols to indicate the pitches (melodies), rhythms or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece.

Novelty song

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There are many genres of popular songs, including torch songs, ballads, novelty songs, anthems, rock, blues and soul songs as well as indie music.
A novelty song is a comical or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect.

Recitative

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A song may be for a solo singer, a lead singer supported by background singers, a duet, trio, or larger ensemble involving more voices singing in harmony, although the term is generally not used for large classical music vocal forms including opera and oratorio, which use terms such as aria and recitative instead.
As a result, it is less improvisational and declamatory than recitativo secco, and more song-like.

Art song

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If a pre-existing poem is set to composed music in classical music it is an art song.

Love song

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Folk songs include ballads, lullabies, love songs, mourning songs, dance songs, work songs, ritual songs and many more.
A love song is a song about romantic love, falling in love, heartbreak after a breakup, and the feelings that these experiences bring.

Air (music)

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It is a variant of the musical song form often referred to (in opera, cantata and oratorio) as aria.

Anthem

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There are many genres of popular songs, including torch songs, ballads, novelty songs, anthems, rock, blues and soul songs as well as indie music.
A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song, etc.) is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of a country's people, recognized either by that state's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people.

Work song

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Folk songs include ballads, lullabies, love songs, mourning songs, dance songs, work songs, ritual songs and many more.
Most agricultural work songs were rhythmic a cappella songs intended to increase productivity while reducing feelings of boredom.

Hymn

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A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification.

Lyrics

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Written words created specifically for music or for which music is specifically created, are called lyrics.
Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses.

Song structure

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Song structure is the arrangement of a song, and is a part of the songwriting process.

Whale vocalization

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The word "song" is used to describe the pattern of regular and predictable sounds made by some species of whales, notably the humpback whale.

Musical composition

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A song is a musical composition intended to be sung by the human voice.

Human voice

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A song is a musical composition intended to be sung by the human voice.

Melody

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This is often done at distinct and fixed pitches using patterns of sound and silence.

Ternary form

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Songs contain various forms, such as those including the repetition of sections.

Semantic change

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Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word "song" may refer to instrumentals.

Word sense

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Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word "song" may refer to instrumentals.

Chant

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Songs that are sung on repeated pitches without distinct contours and patterns that rise and fall are called chants.

Mass market

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Songs that are composed for professional singers who sell their recordings or live shows to the mass market are called popular songs.

Backing vocalist

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A song may be for a solo singer, a lead singer supported by background singers, a duet, trio, or larger ensemble involving more voices singing in harmony, although the term is generally not used for large classical music vocal forms including opera and oratorio, which use terms such as aria and recitative instead.

Duet

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A song may be for a solo singer, a lead singer supported by background singers, a duet, trio, or larger ensemble involving more voices singing in harmony, although the term is generally not used for large classical music vocal forms including opera and oratorio, which use terms such as aria and recitative instead.

Trio (music)

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A song may be for a solo singer, a lead singer supported by background singers, a duet, trio, or larger ensemble involving more voices singing in harmony, although the term is generally not used for large classical music vocal forms including opera and oratorio, which use terms such as aria and recitative instead.

Part song

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A song may be for a solo singer, a lead singer supported by background singers, a duet, trio, or larger ensemble involving more voices singing in harmony, although the term is generally not used for large classical music vocal forms including opera and oratorio, which use terms such as aria and recitative instead.