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vamp

A repeated chord progression or rhythmic figure leading either into or out of a tune or composition.

verse

An introductory section at the beginning of some pop songs (especially older songs) that leads to the refrain (see Pop Song Forms).

vibrato

The rapid pulsing or wavering of a tone.

vocalese

Words set to a recorded instrumental solo improvisation.

voice

any melodic line, including bass line, melody line, and the inner voices between

voicing

The placement of notes in a chord; the instruments that are assigned to those notes.

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