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The tuning of an instrument. See also Accordatura and Scordatura.

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Being in tune.

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A type of appoggiatura. See Ornaments .

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A type of ornament. See Ornaments , §7.

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Stephen E. Hefling

Rhythms in which long notes alternate with one or more short notes, so called because the long notes are usually written with the aid of the dot of addition (see Note values). Dotted rhythms are found in mensurally notated music of all periods; this article, however, deals mainly with music of the 17th and 18th centuries, in which it was customary to alter certain sorts of written rhythmic values in performance (...

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Doublé  

A type of turn. See Ornaments, §7.

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Echo  

Murray Campbell and Mary Térey-Smith

The repetition of sound after a short time interval. In addition to the applications discussed below the term is used for a signal-processing device (also known as a delay) that produces a slightly delayed playback of sounds either by a tape loop or by digital delay; ...

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A type of appoggiatura. See Ornaments, §6.

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Claus Bockmaier

To introduce Coloration. A term used in German-speaking lands during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to describe the use of commonplace melodic figures to generate musical textures. During the 15th century, standardized coloration formulae were the starting point for many compositions, especially those which elaborated upon a cantus firmus (...

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A type of ornament, possibly vibrato. See Ornaments, §1 .

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Peter Williams and Rosa Cafiero

A term used fairly frequently in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to denote exercises in figured-bass playing, not so much as accompaniments to a solo instrument as self-contained pieces. Composers using this term were very often Neapolitan or Milanese, though the significance of this is unknown. The word may or may not refer to the 17th century practice of divisions, i.e. performing variations on a repeating (figured) bass; more likely it reflects the common Italian practice ...

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A type of mordent. See Ornaments, §7 .

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A type of ornament. See Ornaments, §8 .

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A type of ornament. See Ornaments, §8 .

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Quiebro  

A type of ornament, variously a trill or a mordent. See Ornaments, §2 .

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Redoble  

An ornament, variously a form of ornamental division or a trill. See Ornaments, §2.

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A type of appoggiatura. See Ornaments, §1 .

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A type of ornament. See Ornaments and Ornaments .

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Roulade  

A term used to denote particular ornaments. See Ornaments, §6 .

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Sigh  

A type of ornament. See Ornaments, §6.