Welcome to the musicalhelp.org RDBuras Music Dictionary, an A - Z outline of musical terms with origins, definitions, common uses, and illustrations. Compiled and written by RDBuras
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~ the individual musical terms listed in bold text and placed in alphabetical order for ease in locating specific words.
~ the individual terms definitions and descriptions worded in laymen's terms to aid in common understanding of its meaning.
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Reference Notes: An unlimited number of words and terms, some invented, of many different languages have been used in or applied to music, musical scores, composers, and the like throughout the ages. It would be literally impossible to list and define them all. Many term origins, meanings, translations, or applications found written in musical compositions and publications throughout history are simply no longer available for some applied terms.
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