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Music Term: Impressionism

I.s.s or iss
I/o
Iambic
Ic
Icon
Iconography
Ictus
Id
Idee fixe
Idiomatic
Idiomelon
Idiophone
Idyl
Idyll
Iemoto
Ignore changes
Ikembe
Ikko
Ikkyoku
Il canto ben marcato
Illustrative music
Im distortion
Images
Imaging
Imbroglio
Imitation
Imitative
Imitative counterpoint
Immer
Impact isolation class (iic)
Impact sound
Impedance
Impedance matching
Impedence
Imperfect cadence
Imperioso
Impetuoso
Impresario
Impressed decoration
Impression, mouthpiece
Impressionism
Impromptu
Improvisando
Improvisation
Improvisato
Improvise
In
In altissimo
In modo di
In nomine
In port
In-line console
In-phase
Incalzando
Incantation
Incidental music
Incipit
Inconsolato
Inconsonant
Indefinite pitch clef
Indeterminacy
Inductance
Inductor
Inegales
Infinite baffle
Infinite repeat
Inflection
Information bits
Initium
Innig
Inno
Innocentemente
Input
Input impedence
Input monitor
Input overload
Input/output module
Inquieto
Insert
Insistendo
Instrument
Instrument amplifier
Instrument out direct
Instrument, musical
Instrumental melody
Instrumentation
Instruments
Instruments a percussion
Insulator
Inszenierung
Intabulation
Intavolatura
Integrated circuit (ic)
Intensity
Interface
Interlude
Intermede
Intermedio
Intermezzo
Intermission
Intermodulation distortion
Internal crooks or tuning-slide crooks
Interpretation
Interrupted cadence
Interval
Interval, compound
Intimo
Intonation
Intonazione
Intrada
Intrepido
Intro
Introduction
Introit
Invention
Inventionshorn
Inverse square law
Inversion
Inversion (of a melody)
Inversion (of intervals)
Inverted cadence
Inverted canon
Inverted flam tap
Inverted mordent
Invertible counterpoint
Ionian
Ionian mode
Irato
Irish harp
Islancio
Isolation
Isolation booth/isolation room
Isomelic
Isometric
Isorhythm
Isorhythmic
Isorhythmic motet
Isosyllabic
Istesso
Istesso (tempo)
Istesso tempo
Italian overture
Italian sixth chord
Ite, missa est
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Impressionism
Definition and background:
Term applied to composers such as Debussy, Delius, and Ravel who were composing in the same general time and place that the impressionist painters were active. This term, applied mostly to Debussy, refers to a blurring of classical forms, exaggerated attention to musical color, and a focus on modal and chromatic progressions rather than tonal ones. This style might better be referred to as "symbolist" rather than impressionist, as the writings of the symbolist poets had a greater influence on the composers than impressionistic art had.a stylistic period of composition that sought to put to music only the most immediate, direct impressions, upon the composer, of a given subject. Impressionism avoided traditional harmony of thirds, employing more often quartal or quintal tonality
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