The Classical Dictionary

This page shows an overview of classical and musical keywords.
A
A cappella
Absolute pitch
Accidentals
Accompaniment
Ad libitum
Aeolian mode
Aleatoric music
Altered chord
Arpeggio
Arrangement
Atonality
Authentic performance
B
B-flat minor
Baroque music
C
Cadence
Call and response
Chord
Chord progressions
Chromatic chord
Chromatic scale
Coda
Combinatoriality
Common practice period
Common tones
Composer
Composition
Concertato
Concerto grosso
Consonance and dissonance
Counterpoint
D
D major
D minor
Degree
Diatonic function
Diatonic scale
Diminished chord
Diminution
Dorian mode
Double variation
Dynamics
E
Enharmonic
Equal temperament
F
Faux bourdon
Figured bass
Folk music
G
Gavotte
H
Harmonic series
Harmony
Heptatonic scale
Hexachord
Hexatonic scale
History of music
Homophony (music)
Hypodorian mode
 
I
Interval
Interval class
Inversion
Inversionally
Ionian mode
J
K
Kapellmeister
Key
Key signature
Klangfarbenmelodie
L
Libretto
Lied
Lydian mode
M
Major chord
Major scale
Marcato
Mathematics of musical scales
Mediant
Melody
Minor chord
Minor scale
Mixolydian mode
Monody
Motif
Motifs
Music theory
Musica ficta
Musica universalis
Musical analysis
Musical form
Musical mode
Musical notation
Musical Scales
N
Nonchord tone
O
Obbligato
Octatonic scale
Opera buffa
Opera seria
Opus numbers
Orchestration
Organology
Ornaments
Ostinato
P
Parallel key
Partita
Pentatonic scale
Perfect fifth
Perfect fourth
Phrygian mode
Pitch class
Pitches
Pizzicato
Polyphony
Polytonality
Prima pratica
Program music
Psychoacoustic
Pulse
Q
 
R
Recapitulation
Rehearsal
Renaissance music
Resolution
Rests
Rhythm
Riff
Ritornello
Romantic music
S
Scale
Scale degree
Semitone
Serialism
Set_theory
Sheet music
Simultaneous
Solo
Sonata form
Spectral music
Staccato
Staff
Stage fright
Subdominants
Synesthesia
T
Tarantella
Tempo
Tetrachord
Texture
Three-key exposition
Timbre
Tonality
Tone row
Tonic
Tonicization
Transposition
Tremolo
Triad
Trio sonata
Tristan chord
Tritone
Tropes
Twelve-tone technique
U
Unified field
V
Voice leading
W
Whole tone
Whole-tone scale
X
Y
Z


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