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phrasing

Music the division of a melodic line, part, etc., into musical phrases
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I hope to show how a small constellation of abstract ideas about phrasing may significantly illuminate the performance of classical music.
The purpose of this article is to begin the examination of the techniques that allow phrasing to be shown.
A first answer, for any music, is as follows: given individual notes of varying lengths, phrasing is grouping at the next structural level up; phrasing deals with groups of notes, and how they are shown to belong to a group.
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Like her fellow dancers, she finds the drama of a movement in its "juice"--in the textures, rhythms, and phrasings that create dance meaning.