Bass Clef

The bass clef is the bottom five lines in a piece of music, which make the lowest notes. The sign for the bass clef is a backward C followed by […]

Bass

The lowest male voice. The word bass is also used to describe the lowest instruments.

Baroque

The period of music from around 1600 to 1750. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel were famous Baroque composers.

Baritone

A deep male voice, lower than tenor and higher than bass.

Barcarole

A boating song from Venice that sounds like the rhythm of rowing a boat.

Bar

A measure.

Banjo

A string instrument that is like a guitar, but smaller and round. A banjo has five strings, and they make different notes when plucked.

Balofon

A gourd-resonated xylophone, originally from West Africa.

ballet

A theatrical performance that tells a story using music, costumes, sets, and dance.

Ballad

A slow song that tells a story.