musical accompaniment

Definitions of musical accompaniment
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n a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

Synonyms:
accompaniment, backup, support
Types:
descant, discant
a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
vamp
an improvised musical accompaniment
Type of:
part, voice
the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

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