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Musical ability

voice

noun

someone’s ability to sing

read

verb

if you can read music, you can understand the written marks that represent musical sounds

pitch

noun

someone’s ability to play or sing exactly the right musical note

musical

adjective

good at playing or singing music or interested in music

rhythm

noun

the ability to recognize or produce a regular pattern of sounds in music

perfect pitch

noun

the ability to recognize or sing a musical note at the correct pitch

in time

if you do something such as move your body in time to a piece of music, your movements are at the same speed and beat as the music

have a tin ear

to be unable to hear the difference between musical notes

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