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Ottava

Definition and background:

An octave. Abbreviated as 8va. When written above a passage it indicates the passage should be performed an octave higher than written, and when written below a passage it indicates the passage should be performed an octave lower than written. In modern notation, the indication 8vb ( ottava bassa) is used to designate an octave lower. See also ottava bassa.

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



Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary
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