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If you are a musician, or if you just love music, there are many words that are useful to know. Many people say that music is a language that anyone can understand...but sometimes it is difficult to remember the names for all the parts of music! Here are some words to help you talk about music.

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musician

A musician is a person who plays music.

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composer

A composer is a person who writes the music that other people play or sing.

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tempo

The tempo of a song means how fast or slow it is.

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volume

The volume of a song means how loud or quite it is.

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notes

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rhythm

In a song, the rhythm is the beat. When we are clapping to a song, that is the rhythm. The rhythm usually comes from the drums.

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melody

In a song, the melody is the tune. When we are singing a song, that is the melody.

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performance

When people do a performance, they are playing their music for people to see and listen.

A performance can be music, acting, dance or others. Usually, a performance takes place on a stage. 

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stage

A stage is a raised floor where musicians perform.

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conductor

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