Music Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms.

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Native American Flute
A flute that is held in front of the player, has open finger holes, and has two chambers: one for collecting the breath of the player and a second chamber which creates sound.


Natural
A sign used to cancel a sharp or flat symbol, so that the note that was sharp or flat is now natural.


Neoclassical
20th Century composers' return writing in forms used during the Classical era of music.


Nocturne
A dream-like piece of music written for the piano. The composer Chopin wrote a very famous Nocturne.


Nohkan
A high pitched, Japanese bamboo flute, commonly used in traditional Imperial Noh and Kabuki theatre


Nonet
A piece of music for nine instruments.


Notation
The symbols used to represent music when writing it down.


Note
A musical sound or the symbol used to write it down.


Music Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Native American Flute
A flute that is held in front of the player, has open finger holes, and has two chambers: one for collecting the breath of the player and a second chamber which creates sound.


Natural
A sign used to cancel a sharp or flat symbol, so that the note that was sharp or flat is now natural.


Neoclassical
20th Century composers' return writing in forms used during the Classical era of music.


Nocturne
A dream-like piece of music written for the piano. The composer Chopin wrote a very famous Nocturne.


Nohkan
A high pitched, Japanese bamboo flute, commonly used in traditional Imperial Noh and Kabuki theatre


Nonet
A piece of music for nine instruments.


Notation
The symbols used to represent music when writing it down.


Note
A musical sound or the symbol used to write it down.


 

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