Italian for “full of life.” A lively tempoComposers often used the term to designate a mood rather than a tempo, such as a more vivacious approach to the performance.
A very good musician. For example, a virtuoso violin player.
A four-stringed instrument. Has a shallow body, and is played by holding it under the chin and moving a bow over the strings.
The tenor instrument of the violin family. It has four strings.
One of a family of string instruments developed during the Renaissance, and popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, but eventually replaced in popularity by the violin. Viols have a […]
An Indian stringed musical instrument
A 15th-century fretted plucked Spanish string instrument, that is shaped like a guitar but tuned like a lute
A change in the tone of a certain pitch so that it sounds warmer and fuller.
A percussion instrument that looks like a xylophone but has metal bars on top and motor-driven hollow bars hanging straight down from the top bars so that the sound will […]
One of the ancient transverse flutes of Indian classical music, typically made from bamboo