Musical Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms®.

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Impressionism

A term transferred from painting to music. Instead of lifelike paintings with hard outlines, Impressionist artists used dots, or shades of color to create the "impression" of a scene on canvas. Musical Impressionists used different chord combinations and scales to try and capture the same kind of mood in their compositions.

Collections of music from the Impressionist period.

Category: Types or styles of music




Pronunciation:

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Musical Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms®.

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Impressionism

A term transferred from painting to music. Instead of lifelike paintings with hard outlines, Impressionist artists used dots, or shades of color to create the "impression" of a scene on canvas. Musical Impressionists used different chord combinations and scales to try and capture the same kind of mood in their compositions.

Collections of music from the Impressionist period.

Category: Types or styles of music




Pronunciation:

Example:

 

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