Music Terms and Definitions

Throughout this webpage I will often use terms that may be unfamiliar to a person with little musical knowledge. The purpose of this page is to give a simple explanation or definition for the terms I use, as well as, other terms that frequently appear in music. If there is a term that you would like to see on this page simply leave a comment below and I will get it added as soon as possible.

Music Terms and Definitions

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Bass: Refers to the lowest voice in music. A bass voice is lowest voice in a choir and a bass instrument is often the lowest pitched instrument in an ensemble.

Beat: The pronounced rhythm of music. Musician to the beat in order to keep the music steady.

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Clarinet: Musical instrument of the woodwind family that requires a reed.

Crescendo: Indicates that the music should gradually get louder.

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Decrescendo: Indicates that the music should gradually get softer

Dynamics: Refers to how loud of how soft the music should be played

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