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Auxiliary tone

Definition and background:

In part writing, an ornamentation such as a grace note, which is an unaccented, non- harmonic note immediately above or below a principal or harmonic note.

For more information on the music term "Auxiliary tone" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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