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Index of Music Terms - Music Glossaries

As you begin your musical journey, you will come across certain words you may not be familiar with. This is because music has its own beautiful language. Here are some music glossaries or definition of words commonly used in music to further help you in your study. Words are grouped according to their first letter. Note: I thank "Classics for Kids" and "The Austin Symphony" websites for some of the definitions found here.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U-Z
  1. A (14)
  2. B (18)
  3. C (26)
  4. D (12)
  5. E (8)
  6. F (9)
  7. G (7)
  8. H (6)
  9. I (7)
  10. J (2)
  11. K (3)
  12. L (8)
  13. M (25)
  14. N (5)
  15. O (12)
  16. P (19)
  17. Q (3)
  18. R (13)
  19. S (21)
  20. T (15)
  21. U-Z (6)
  22. About.Com Piano site

Classical Works
Brief list and definition of terms.

ORB Online Encyclopedia
Glossary of medieval music terms.

Guitar Site
Terms used in playing the guitar.

Cadenza
Searchable dictionary of musical terms in English, French, German and Serbian.

Innvista
Definition of terms relating to composers and their works.

Guitar at UHL
Alphabetical list of terms for guitarists.

Classics for Kids
Has a music dictionary meant for kids. Really helpful for kids, also has audio samples.

The Austin Symphony
Glossary of popular music terms arranged alphabetically.

Piano Teacher.Org
Musical terms in Italian with English translation.

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