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Language Analogies For Music

• "Notes" are like Letters

• "Chords" are like Words

• "Cadences" are like Punctuation

• "Melodic Phrases" and "Chord Progressions" are like Sentences

• "Counterpoint" and "Functional Harmony" are like Grammar

• "Musical Periods / Sentences" and "Sections" (e.g.: "AABA Form") are like Paragraphs

Pieces of Music and Songs (i.e.: Pieces with Lyrics) are like Stories

Styles / Genres are like different Dialects / Languages

Music is like Language itself

Let's get a deeper understanding of what each of these things are...