Recitative

The part of operas, oratorios, and cantatas in which the musical setting of the text imitates speaking.

Recital

A performance given by one musician or by a musician or singer with piano accompaniment.

Rebab

A medieval Arabic bowed musical instrument having from one to three strings, shaped typically like a small lute

Rattles 

A hand-held rattle that is traditionally used as a dance rattle or to accompany the rhythm of the Native Indian drums

ragtime

Music that uses syncopated rhythms — that is, the accents in the melody are shifted away from the strong beats in the bass line underneath.

Recorder

A woodwind instrument consisting of a wooden tube, at the top of which is a whistle-like mouthpiece. The recoder has a softer tone than the flute, and it is held […]

Rebab

A medieval Arabic bowed musical instrument having from one to three strings, shaped typically like a small lute

Rattles 

A hand-held rattle that is traditionally used as a dance rattle or to accompany the rhythm of the Native American drums