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Definition of the noun acciaccatura

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noun - plural: acciaccaturas

  1. an embellishing note usually written in smaller size

Alternative definition of the noun acciaccatura

noun

  1. [music] A short grace note (theoretically taking no time at all), occurring on the beat occupied by the main note to which it is prefixed, one scale-step higher or lower than that main note. (Sometimes equivalent, therefore, to a short appoggiatura, but in Baroque music interpreted differently and more strictly.) Written as a note lighter in appearance, typically a quaver (eighth note), with an oblique stroke through the stem.

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Google previewThe Harpsichord and Clavichord (2013)

An Encyclopedia by Igor Kipnis

the acciaccatura is a dissonance, the resolution of which gives a pleasurable affirmation of the note to which it is attached. Acoustically it is said to relate to ...

Google previewMusic on Paper (2003)

Basic Theory by Hugo Pinksterboer

Acciaccaturas and appoggiaturas An acciaccatura is an ornamental note that can be played on the beat, before the beat, or,

Experts disagree whether an acciaccatura is a grace note, a term that some explicitly reserve for the appoggiatura.

Google previewThe Edinburgh encyclopaedia (1832)

by Sir David Brewster

The Acciaccatura is a passing chromatic, the semitone below the note being struck almost at ...

Google previewSongs and praises (1899)

for revivals, Sunday schools, singing schools and general church work by H. P. Clack

Cantabile means graceful, and with an elegant style; Con espresione, with expression; Conenergia, with vigor; Dolce, soft and sweet; Maestoso, majestically , with majesty; Oblagato, indispensible, Acciaccatura is a small note, crushed against ...

Google previewThe complete drums' method (2012)

by Massimo Aiello

The acciaccatura is a stroke (or a note) or more strokes (more notes) of embellishment and/or of musical contour....that are valuable for a good performance. The execution has to be very fast, without altering the subdivision, and neither the ...

Google previewBel Canto (2014)

A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method by Mathilde Marchesi

The acciaccatura is a rapid little note which precedes by a tone or a semitone a second note which is longer. 177. 176. PIANO. e ~5W MORDENTE. The mordente consists of a group of two or three notes preceding the melodic note. This group ...

Google previewMusic Theory for the Music Professional (1995)

by Richard Sorce

The acciaccatura is a common technique in many keyboard jazz melodies and improvisations. Various types of appoggiatura are ...

Google previewMéthode de chant théorique et pratique (1970)

by Mathilde Marchesi, Philip Lieson Miller

The acciaccatura is a rapid little note which precedes by a tone or a semitone a second note which is longer. 177. 176. PIANO. e ~5W MORDENTE. The mordente consists of a group of two or three notes preceding the melodic note. This group ...

Google previewBefore the Chinrest (2012)

A Violinist's Guide to the Mysteries of Pre-chinrest Technique and Style by Stanley Ritchie

135: Acciaccatura is the name given to an invariable appoggiatura so. 72 Interpretation Notated Ornaments.

Google previewThe Embellishments of Music (1894)

A Study of the Entire Range of Musical Ornaments from the Time of John Sebastian Bach by Louis Arthur Russell

The Acciaccatura is a Grace which may appear either as an upper or lower Auxiliary, or tone more distant, ornamenting any degree of the scale. Second. — It is written with a small note placed immediately before the Principal tone. Third.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Music (2013)

by Michael Kennedy, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy

acciaccatura A species of *grace note, indicated by a small note with its stem crossed through, viz., The prin. note retains its accent and almost all its time-value. The auxiliary note is theoretically timeless; it is just 'crushed' in as ...

Google previewAmerican History and Encyclopedia of Music (1910)

by William Lines Hubbard

The melodic formulae for intoning acciaccatura the end of a phrase or sentence, corresponding to the inflection of the speaking voice at punctuation marks. There are seven kinds of accentus, as follows, called immutabilis when, at a period in ...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

The melodic formulae for intoning acciaccatura the end of a phrase or sentence, corresponding to the inflection of the speaking voice at punctuation marks.

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Acciaccatura [Lt., perhaps from acciaccare, to crush]. An ornament of 17th- and 18th-century keyboard playing, particularly in the Italian style of accompanying recitatives, consisting of a nonharmonic tone that is sounded simultaneously with a ...

Google previewCirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms (2008)

by Anthony J. Cirone

Ornaments or embellishments: See "acciaccatura " and "appoggiatura " on pages 12 and 15. Vocal chorus: Without accompaniment. To get excited, aroused Fierce , tenacious Caressingly (accel. jAccelerate: Moving faster. Accented, marked ...

Google previewWebster's New Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1905)

Definitions, Pronunciation, Synonyms, Etymology Comprising Hundreds of New Words

PLAY D Acciaccatura (1) before a ...

Google previewElson's Pocket Music Dictionary (1909)

The Important Terms Used in Music with Pronunciation and Concise Definition, Together with the Elements of Notation and a Biographical List of Over Five Hundred Noted Names in Music by Louis Charles Elson

Acciaccatura (It.) (at-tshe-ah-ka-<oo-ra.) A very short grace note ; an accessory note placed before the principal note, which latter takes the accent. The acciaccatura is distinguished by a light diagonal line through note hook. See Appog- ...

Google previewAmerican Encyclopaedia of Printing (1871)

by John Luther Ringwalt

/w A species of acciaccatura; — sometimes called double acciaccatura. It consists of two notes, the first ...

Google previewThe Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1891)

by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell

acciaccatura, sb. : It. : the striking an auxiliary note (or two at an interval not greater than ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by Eminent Writers, English and Foreign (1890)

Index by George Grove

523a; Acciaccatura, ...

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Acciaccatura Meaning

Video shows what acciaccatura means. A short grace note (theoretically taking no time at all), occurring on the beat occupied by the main note to which it is ...

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