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Music motive is a group of notes around one up-beat. In comparison with human speech motive is a word. As phrases consist of words so motives form musical phrases and further — phrases form sentence. As a rule melody is based on several main motives, which within the melody evolution are repeated, developed and opposed one against another.
Another definition of Motive is "Motive is the smallest meaningful melody element"
There are three base motive types.
As a rule Motive length is no more then one measure.
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