5 Music Terms For The Day


Picardy third - The term for the raising of the third, making a major triad, in the final chord of a composition which is in a minor key. The practice originated in c. 1500 and extended through the Baroque period. 

Risoluto - Resolute.

Septet - A piece for seven instruments or voices. Seven performers. 

Through-composed - A term used to describe a song in which the music for each stanza is different. The opposite of strophic. 

Al fine - To the end. 

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