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Music Term: Improvisation

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Idee fixe
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Il canto ben marcato
Illustrative music
Im distortion
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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
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Incalzando
Incantation
Incidental music
Incipit
Inconsolato
Inconsonant
Indefinite pitch clef
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Inductor
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Infinite baffle
Infinite repeat
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Information bits
Initium
Innig
Inno
Innocentemente
Input
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Input/output module
Inquieto
Insert
Insistendo
Instrument
Instrument amplifier
Instrument out direct
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Interrupted cadence
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Interval, compound
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Intro
Introduction
Introit
Invention
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Inverse square law
Inversion
Inversion (of a melody)
Inversion (of intervals)
Inverted cadence
Inverted canon
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Invertible counterpoint
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Ionian mode
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Irish harp
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Isorhythmic
Isorhythmic motet
Isosyllabic
Istesso
Istesso (tempo)
Istesso tempo
Italian overture
Italian sixth chord
Ite, missa est
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Improvisation
Definition and background:
Term referring to the spontaneous performance of music without previous preparation or any written notes. Improvisation can be seen in music of the Medieval era, where singers were trained to improvise additional lines to liturgical chant while it was being performed, in the Renaissance, where a musician would improvise over the written chords usually on a keyboard instrument or on a viol, in the Baroque, where ornamentation and realization of figured bass was common, in the Classical and Romantic eras, where cadenzas of concertos were expected to be improvised, and in 20th century jazz. performance that involves invention while playing. Improvisation can either be guided by pre-existent material (loosely based on a particular melody, for instance), or be free of such influences. music played spontaneously, alone, or against a pre-arranged background of chords and melodies. Liszt and Chopin were renowned for the improvisations. today, they are common in organ recitals and in jazz music
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