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A A cappella -- Absolute pitch -- Accelerando -- Accidental -- Ad libitum -- Adagio -- Aerophone -- Allegretto -- Allegro -- Allentando -- Alto -- Andante -- Andantino -- Appoggiatura -- Arpeggio -- Arrangement -- Atonality -- Augmentation

B BACH motif -- Bar -- Bass -- Basso continuo -- Beat -- Binary form -- Bitonality -- Blue note -- Bluegrass -- Blues -- Boogie Woogie -- Britpop

C Cadence -- Cadenza -- Calypso Music -- Canon -- Castrato -- Chaconne -- Chamber music -- Choir -- Chorale -- Chord -- Chordophone -- Classical music -- Clef -- Coda -- Composer -- Counterpoint -- Country music -- Crescendo --

D Da capo -- Dancehall -- Definition of music -- Diatonic scale -- Diminuendo -- Disco -- Dissonance -- Dixieland -- Dominant -- Dub -- Duet -- Dynamics

E Electronic music -- Equal temperament --

F Falsetto Folk music -- Forte -- Fortissimo -- Fugue

G Gamelan -- Glissando

H Harmonic series (music) -- Harmony -- Hip hop -- Hymn

I Idiophone -- Improvisation -- Instrumentation -- Interval (music) -- Inversion

J Jazz -- Jug band -- Just intonation

K Key (music) -- Key signature

L Largo -- Larghetto -- List of jazz musicians -- List of musical events -- List of popular music performers -- List of rock and roll performers -- Legato

M Madrigal -- Major scale -- Meantone temperament -- Melody -- Membranophone -- Metronome -- Mezzo-soprano -- Microtone -- Minor scale -- Monophony -- Motet -- Mouthpiece -- Music -- Music history -- Music technology -- Music theory -- Musical band -- Musical ensemble -- Musical genre -- Musical instrument -- Musical keyboard -- Musical mode -- Musical notation -- Musical piece -- Musical tuning -- Musician -- Musicology -- Mute (music)

N New Wave music -- Note

O Octave -- Opera -- Operetta -- Oratorio -- Orchestra -- Orchestration -- Ostinato

P Passacaglia -- Passion -- Patriotic song -- Pentatonic scale -- Phonograph -- Pianissimo -- Pitch (music) -- Pizzicato -- Plainsong -- Polyphony -- Polyrhythm -- Popular music -- Presto -- Protest song -- Punk rock -- Pythagorean tuning

Q Quodlibet

R Raga -- Raggamuffin -- Ragtime -- Rai -- Ralantando -- Rap music -- Reggae -- Relative pitch -- Rhythm -- Rhythm and Blues -- Rock and roll -- Roots reggae -- Riff

S Salsa music Scale (music) -- Semitone -- Serial music -- Sheet music -- Shoegazing Skiffle music -- Soca music -- Solfege -- Sonata form -- Sonata -- Song -- Soprano -- Soul music -- Sound -- Sound system -- Spiritual (music) -- Staccato -- String instrument -- String quartet -- Suite -- Symphony --

T Temperament -- Tempo -- Tenor -- Ternary form -- Timeline of trends in music (1900-1950) -- Timeline of trends in music (1951-present) -- Time signature -- Time unit box system (TUBS) -- Transposition -- Tremolo -- Trill -- Tuning -- Twee pop -- Twelve-tone technique

U

V Vibrato -- Vocal music

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To do? The following articles don't have entries (yet). They were harvested from the obsolete music basic topics page. If you feel like starting an article, move it into the above list. Also note that many of these topics could be covered in existing articles, so if you do that, just remove the corresponding topics from the list below.

Alteration[?] -- Appassionato[?] --

Bel canto -- Blues in country music[?] -- Brass band[?] -- Brass music[?] -- Break[?] -- Broken chord[?] --

Chromaticism[?] -- Church modes[?] -- Close harmony[?] -- Coloratura[?] --

Dolce[?]

Exposition[?]

Monody[?] -- Musical novelty[?] -- Musical ornament[?] --

Novelty song[?] --

Obbligato[?] --

Pastorale[?]

Recitative[?] -- Rhapsody[?] -- Rubato[?]

Serenade[?] -- Shanty[?] -- Sostenuto[?] -- Strophic[?] -- Syncope[?]

Tango music[?] -- Through-composed[?] --

Western swing[?]



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