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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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1. [Fr.] A variation, especially one with elaborate ornamentation. Similar to Eng. ‘division’. 2. Indicates a lower octave, e.g. double bassoon plays an ... More
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Jeremy Montagu

The Oxford Companion to Music

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1 When applied to instruments, the English word ‘double’ indicates either low pitch (the double bass is the lowest member of the violin family, the double bassoon of the ... More
double sharp

double sharp  

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The sign x which, placed before a note, raises it by a whole‐step or tone. As with double‐flat, the resultant note can be more simply named, e.g. Fx is G on the pf. See inflection of notes.
pizzicato

pizzicato  

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(It., abbreviated to pizz.; Fr. pincé).Pinched. Direction that notes on str. instr. are to be prod. by plucking, not bowing, the str. An early use occurs in Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi ...
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variation  

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Piece of mus. which is a varied version of a well‐known tune or of an orig. theme specially comp. as basis for variations. Some variations follow the orig. tune closely, others make the briefest ...

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