The key of B, or in the German musical system, B-flat.
A short light or whimsical piece, usually written for piano.
- A simple song.
- A song that tells a story.
- In popular music, usually a love song in a slow tempo.
A theatrical dance form with a story, sets, and music.
An instrumental ensemble, usually made up of wind and percussion instruments and no string instruments.
The musical era roughly from 1600 to 1750.
- The lowest male singing voice.
- The lowest part of the music.
- The lowest instrument.
- In the violin family, the lowest instrument.
The F clef falling on the fourth line of the staff.
“Continuous Bass.” In the baroque era, an accompaniment improvised from a bass line, usually with adjacent numbers to indicate the harmony.
“Battle.” A composition that imitates the sounds of battle and martial music.
A natural sign.
A compositional form in which an initial section is followed by a contrasting section (AB). See song forms.
The use of two different keys, or tonic centers at the same time.
A chord from a key other than the current one.
The device used in the string instrument family composed of a wooden stick with a pointed end, strung with horsehair. The bow is drawn across the strings to set them vibrating.
The individual way of using the bow in playing a stringed instrument, including the way in which the musician approaches the music emotionally, the articulation of individual notes, and the manner in which the notes of a passage are grouped together.