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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

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  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 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 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 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 previewTheoretical and Practical Vocal Method (189?)

Part I, Elementary and Progressive Exercises. Part II, Development of the Elementary Exercises in the Form of Vocalises 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. : MORDENTE. The mordente consists of a group of two or three notes preceding the melodic note. This group should be ...

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 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 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 previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Michael Kennedy, Joyce Bourne

ACCIACCATURA tain degree of the scale or as lying at a certain interval above or below another note heard. The sense of relative pitch may readily be acquired by practice, but the sense of absolute pitch much less easily. Absolute pitch is ...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music (1908)

by William Lines Hubbard

The melodic formulai 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 previewEssential Dictionary of Music Definitions

by L. C. Harnsberger

acciaccatura (It., aht-chahk-kah-TOO-rah): T A grace note which is played simul- acciaccatura taneously with the principal note and immediately released. accidentals: Sharps, double sharps, flats, double flats or natural signs used to ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Music Dictionary (2010)

by Dr. Stanford Felix

acciaccatura An ornamental note that is played at the same time as the principle note a half or whole step above.

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

acciaccatura [It.]. In piano playing, to play and then release part of a chord. accidental. A symbol preceding a note indicating a chromatic alteration of the pitch. accompaniment. A musical backing ...

Google previewMusic Dictionary (2008)

Paperback Lessons by Hal Leonard Corp.

acciaccatura (It., aht-chahk-kah-TOO-rah): A short grace note played simultaneously with the principal note and released immediately: E accidentals: Sharps, flats, or natural signs used to raise, lower, or return a note ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2011)

by Bill Bryson


Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

A spread chord, played from top to bottom; brusquely, forcibly Acciaccatura (Italian) : A crushed dissonant note of the shortest possible duration played before or after the main note or chord and immediately released.

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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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The value of this 12-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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