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To talk about different kinds of music, it is important first to know about the different parts in a musical performance. Here are some words that will help you talk about music, groups and types of music.

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orchestra

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band

A band is a small group of people singing and playing instruments together.

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choir

A choir is a group of people singing together.

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solo

A solo is when only one person is singing, or when there is only one musical instrument playing.

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duet

A duet is when two people are singing together, or when there are two musical instruments playing.

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genre

The genre of a song is what kind of song it is.

There are many genres of music, like pop, hip hop, jazz, classical and more.

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chorus

A chorus is the part of a song that repeats over and over.

Most songs have a chorus that is sung after each part of the song.

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upbeat

When music is upbeat, it is cheerful, fast and has a strong rhythm.

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mellow

When music is mellow, it is slow, calm and a usually quiet.

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instrumental

Music that is instrumental has no voices. There is no singing, only musical instruments.

To complete the activity, listen to this piece of music:

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