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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.

Music from the Impressionist period.

Category: Types or styles of music




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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.

Music from the Impressionist period.

Category: Types or styles of music




Pronunciation:

Example:

 

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