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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

G
Fourth note of the C major scale.

Gagliarda or Gagliarde
A galliard, an ancient dance.

Galop
A lively round-dance in duple meter.

Gamut
A Literally "a ladder". A range for certain voices.

G clef
Treble ClefAnother name for the treble clef, it locates g1 on the five-line staff.

G dur
Key of G major.

Gig
A job for a musician.

Giocoso
Playful.

Giubilante
Exultant, jubilant.

Glissando
Gliss. The rapid scale achieved by sliding the nail of the thumb or third finger over the white keys of the piano. Glissando is commonly used in playing the harp. For bowed instruments glissando indicates a flowing, unaccented playing of a passage.

G mol
Key of G minor.

Grandioso
Grandiose, majestic.

Grand pause
A rest for the entire ensemble.

Grand piano
A piano with a winglike shape and a horizontal frame, strings, and soundboard.

Grand staff, Great staff
The G and F clef staves together make the grand (great) staff.

Grave
Slow, solemn.

Grazia
Grace. Con grazia, with grace.

Grazioso
Graceful.

Grosso, grosse
Great, large.


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Some definitions and terms excerpted from
Belwin Pocket Dictionary of Music: Music Theory Dictionary
By Dr. William Lee
Students may purchase a copy for home use at cost
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