Melisma

Melisma, in music, is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession. Music sung in this style is referred to as melismatic, as opposed to syllabic, where each syllable of text is matched to a single note.

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Missa Caput - Background
... origin, was discovered by Manfred Bukofzer to be from the Sarum Rite the melisma on the last word, "caput", from the antiphon Venit ad Petrum, which was used at the Mandatum ceremony (the ... The melisma on the single word is long and dramatic, containing over 100 notes, and spanning the interval of an octave ... Within the melisma the melodic interval of the fourth is prominent and is repeated several times, and several modes, including Phrygian, Dorian and ...
Time Of Your Life (ring Tone) - Legacy
... pop singers." According to Rolling Stone, "Her mastery of melisma, the fluttering strings of notes that decorate songs like "Vision of Love", inspired the entire American Idol ... which to her, "often played out as a clash of melisma-mad Mariah wannabes ... an influential artist in music, he commented that "Whitney Houston may have introduced melisma (the vocally acrobatic style of lending a word an extra syllable or twenty) to the ...
Mariah Carey - Legacy
... have influenced a generation of pop singers." According to Rolling Stone, "Her mastery of melisma, the fluttering strings of notes that decorate songs like "Vision of Love", inspired the entire American Idol vocal ... influence by drawing parallel with American Idol, which to her, "often played out as a clash of melisma-mad Mariah wannabes ... that "Whitney Houston may have introduced melisma (the vocally acrobatic style of lending a word an extra syllable or twenty) to the charts, but it was Mariah—with her jaw-dropping range—who ...
Max Liron Bratman - Artistry - Vocal Ability
... practitioners of the overpowering, Category 5 vocal style known as melisma ... as the "gratuitous and confected melisma." The term was coined by producer Jerry Wexler who said, "I have found that flagrantly artificial attempts at melisma are either a substitute for ...
Melisma - Examples
12) contains numerous examples of melisma, as in the following excerpt ... and alto lines engage in a 57-note melisma on the word "born." ...