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Glossary of Music words and definitions

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Unaccompanied choral music
A Capella
Quick and lively, but not as much as presto
Allegro
An increase, or accelleration of the tempo, or pace of a piece
Accelerando
The lowest female voice or a clef for instruments such as the viola
Alto
Extra force given to a marked note. Indicated with a > above the note
Accent
A walking speed, but not too slow
Andante
A sharp, flat or natural given to a note that is not indicated in the key signature
Accidental
When two or more sets of instruments or voices sing against each other in a question - answer style, playing alternately
Antiphonal
Use of the bow by the player of a string instrument. Normally follows a passage of pizzicato
Arco
Slow, but faster than largo. A slow movement is called an adagio
Adagio
Atonal
Music without a sense of key, by Schienberg and others in the early 1900s
An instrument which produces sound by air being blown through it
Aerophone
A group of singers usually comprising sopranos, altos, tenors and basses
Choir
Fairly quick, but not as much as allegro
Allegretto
An instrument that produces sound by the vibration of strings
Chordophone

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