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There are some good websites that discuss the various cantilations, or trope. Wikepedia has a good discussion, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantillation , there are other sites which explain the various trope. In summary, the basic trope we use are: Torah - year round; Torah - special for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur; Haftorah - year round; Megilla Esther; ...
See the chapter in שרשי מנהג אשכנז about this
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