Music Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

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janissary music
The music of Turkish ensembles of wind and percussion instruments during the Ottoman Empire. The instruments – such as cymbals, triangles and bass drums - sounded very exotic to European ears and were used by composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.


Jazz
American-born music that uses syncopation, altered scales, specific harmonies, and improvisation.


Jig
An old, quick dance. The music in the second half of the dance is a variation on the music from the first half.


Music Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

janissary music
The music of Turkish ensembles of wind and percussion instruments during the Ottoman Empire. The instruments – such as cymbals, triangles and bass drums - sounded very exotic to European ears and were used by composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.


Jazz
American-born music that uses syncopation, altered scales, specific harmonies, and improvisation.


Jig
An old, quick dance. The music in the second half of the dance is a variation on the music from the first half.


 

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