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Nach
After (as "in the manner of"); behind.

Nachtmusik
"Night music." A serenade.

Natural
NaturalA musical symbol which cancels a previous sharp or flat.

Natural minor scale (pure minor)
The natural minor scale differs from the major scale in that the third, sixth and seventh degrees are lowered one-half step, both ascending and descending. For more information, see Scales and Chords.

Neumatic
One style of chant in which two to four pitches occur on one syllable; in contrast to melismatic and syllabic.

Non
No; not.

Nonharmonic tones
A designation for tones outside the harmonic structure of the chord. Two frequently used examples are the passing tone and the appoggiatura.

Non troppo
Not too much. Used with other terms, e.g. non troppo allegro, not too fast.

Notation
A term for a system of expressing musical sounds through the use of written characters, called notes.

Note
The symbol which, when placed on a staff with a particular clef sign, indicates pitch and duration.

Nuance
Subtle variations in tempo, phrasing, dynamics, etc., to enhance a musical performance.


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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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