To pass from higher to lower musical notes
"Descending" in music refers to a musical movement or progression that moves from higher to lower pitches, either within a single melodic line or across different musical parts.
For example, when a musical passage or melody descends, it means that the successive notes are moving from higher pitches to lower pitches. This can occur in various musical contexts, including melodies, scales, arpeggios, and chord progressions. Descending melodies often create a feeling of descent, relaxation, or closure, as they naturally evoke a sense of release and conclusion.