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Music Term: Key

K
Ka kai e
Kabuki
Kadenz
Kagami uchi
Kagura
Kalevala
Kalimba
Kamaete
Kamanja
Kammer
Kammerton
Kan
Kanagu, or kan
Kane
Kangen
Kangengaku
Kanon
Kantate
Kantele
Kantor
Kantorei
Kanun
Kanzone
Kapelle
Kapellmeister
Kapodaster
Kata
Kavatine
Kawa
Kazoo
Keen
Keharwa tal
Kehraus
Kent bugle
Kesselpauke
Kettle drums
Kettledrum
Key
Key bed
Key characteristics
Key frame
Key note
Key relationship
Key signature
Key signatures
Key slip
Key/keying input
Keyboard
Keyboard controller
Keyboard instrument
Keyboard music
Keyed bugle
Keyed trumpet
Keynote
Keynote number
Khorovod
Khz
Ki ai, or kakegoe
Kick drum
Kick/kick drum
Kidi drum
Kids drums
Kigaku
Kin
Kirche
Kit
Kitchen department
Kithara
Klagend
Klammer
Klang
Klangfarbe
Klangfarbenmelodie
Klappe
Klarinette
Klaviatur
Klavier
Klaxophone
Klein
Klezmer
Klingen
Knarre
Kniegeige
Knuckle
Ko daiko
Koboz
Kogaku
Kokyoku
Kolenda
Kollektivzug
Kolorieren
Komal
Komplementarfigur
Kontakion
Kontrabass
Kontrafagott
Kontretanz
Konzert
Konzertmeister
Kopfstimme
Koppel
Kora
Kornett
Kortholt
Koto
Kraeftig
Kraftig
Krakoviak
Krakowiak
Krebskanon
Kreuz
Kreuzflote
Kriti
Krummhorn
Kuchi showa
Kumi daiko
Kurz
Kurzer vorschlag
Kutchka
Kv
Kyoku
Kyouon
Kyrie
Kyrie eleison
Kytte
Kyuufu
Kyuushifu
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Key
Definition and background:
On a piano, organ, harpsichord, virginal, etc., the keys are the levers which the performer depresses to activate the action, thus producing tones.On a woodwind instrument, the keys are the metal disks that close or open soundholes by means of levers operated by the performer's fingers. Keys are used for those soundholes that are uncomfortable or impossible for the performer to reach with his fingers.A specific scale or series of notes defining a particular tonality. Keys may be defined as major or minor, and are named after their tonic or keynote. Thus the series of notes with intervals defining a major tonality and based on the key of C is the key of C major. Music that is based on a major or minor scale is said to be in a key. Keys are identified by their tonic.(1) tonality, the tonal center of a composition (2) the initial component of the action chain of a keyboard, the part that is struck with the fingers (3) the levers controlling the covers for sound holes of a wind instrument

Music that is based on a major or minor scale is said to be in a key. Keys are identified by their tonic

In piston valves, a small projection from the side of the piston which runs in a groove or `keyway' on the inside of the valve casing and keeps the piston in the correct alignment

The control of a dynamics processing device by an external audio signal. Also refers to the "key" that music is in, as in the Key of C.
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