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Half-Cadence - A cadence that ends on the dominant instead of the tonic. Also called an imperfect cadence.

Half-Step - The smallest interval that is commonly used in Western music. There are 12 half-steps in an octave.

Harmonic Progression - The movement from one chord to another, usually in terms of their function.

Harmonic Series - A series of notes produced above the fundamental (the series includes the fundamental) which fall in the overtones of that pitch.

Harmony - 1. The study of progression, structure,and relationships of chords. 2. When pitches are in agreement, or consonance.

Hymn - A song, often a chorale, written in praise of God, or for a religious congregation.

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