Music Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms.

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Waltz
A ballroom dance in 3/4 time that became very popular in 19th century Austria.


Whole Note
Used in music notation, a note that takes up entire measure in 4/4 time. It is worth two half note or four quarter-note beats.


Woodwind
A group of wind instruments made of a long hollow tube of wood or metal. The sound is made by blowing air through a very thin piece of shaved wood called a reed, or across a small mouthpiece; finger holes along the instrument are opened and closed to change the pitch. The oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and flute are examples of woodwind instruments.


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

Waltz
A ballroom dance in 3/4 time that became very popular in 19th century Austria.


Whole Note
Used in music notation, a note that takes up entire measure in 4/4 time. It is worth two half note or four quarter-note beats.


Woodwind
A group of wind instruments made of a long hollow tube of wood or metal. The sound is made by blowing air through a very thin piece of shaved wood called a reed, or across a small mouthpiece; finger holes along the instrument are opened and closed to change the pitch. The oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and flute are examples of woodwind instruments.


 

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