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Glossary of Musical Terms



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G
Galliard
Galop
Gamba
German dance
Gigue
Giocoso
Giusto
Glissando
Glockenspiel
Gong
Grand opéra
Grave
Grazioso
Gregorian chant
Guitar
H
Habanera
Harmonica
Harmoniemusik
Harmonium
Harmony
Harp
Harpsichord
Haute-contre
Heldentenor
Horn
Hornpipe
Humoresque
Hymn
Impressionism
Impromptu
Improvisation
Instrumentation
Interlude
Intermède
Intermedio
Intermezzo
Interval
Intonation
Invention
Istesso tempo, l’


 
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