Tenor: "Holder." 1. A high male voice between alto and baritone. In early polyphonic music, it sang the cantus firmus in long held
notes. 2. Instruments in the tenor range.
Tenorlied: A german song, in which the tenor vocal line predominates, or has the melody.
Theme: 1. A phrase that serves as
the subject, or melody for a
given work, as in a fugue, or sonata. 2. A conceptual idea that
motivates a given work.
Third: The interval of three diatonic degrees.
Signature: The numbers written on staff of any piece, indicating which
type of note gets a single beat, and also how many beats are in each
Tonal: Music with a center, or tonic,
which employs tones which relate to that tonic in a predictable and
Tonic: The key center, or foundation of, a scale or melody.
Treble: The highest voice, instrument, or part.
Clef: The G
clef falling on the second line of the staff. Used with the bass clef to form the grand staff.
Triad: A chord consisting of a root, and two other members, usually
a third and a fifth.
Trill: An ornament consisting of a
rapid alternation between two pitches, the main pitch, and the pitch a
whole or half step above it.
Turn: An ornament consisting of
four or five notes that move up and down 'around' a given pitch, using
that pitch as a tonal center.
Music: Music in which no pitch class (or note)
is repeated until all other chromatic pitches have been used. Any group
of twelve pitches arranged this way is called a row.