Music Terminology of the Week #17

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Post by HamptonBear on Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:41 am

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Every week I will add a word or term commonly used in music. This will teach those who cannot read sheet music something new and we can all share our knowledge.



Mordent

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-an ornament indicating that the note is to be played in a single rapid alternation with the note above or below
-similar to a trill
-upper modent indicated by a short squiggle
-lower mordent indicated by a short vertical line through it
-speed of mordent is varied by tempo
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