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Although the terms discussed in Aaron's answer make sense to me, I've heard the term "compound melody" used much more frequently. In short, the term suggests that a single-line melody can be understood as a fleshing out of multiple different lines, hence the term "compound." "Compound melody" largely gained popularity as a ...


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It's called "implied polyphony" or "single-voice polyphony". The solo string works of Bach are excellent examples, and they function similarly to the instance being asked about here. They typically involve leaps in register that break up the sense of one voice. Bobby McFerrin is famous for doing this vocally, creating multiple voice parts ...


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An excerpt from the wikipedia page on the Traveling Wilburys, a rock "supergroup" of sorts: The term "Wilbury" also originated during the Cloud Nine sessions. Referring to recording errors created by faulty equipment, Harrison jokingly remarked to Lynne, "We'll bury 'em in the mix." Thereafter, they used the term for any small ...


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Not limited specifically to music or recording, a happy accident might be called serendipity. Several things that end up as effects in recording started out as epiphenomena, e.g., a lot of what we have come to expect in guitar tone came about because the process of sensing and amplifying the sound was imperfect. But those are not "mistakes" exactly....


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