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Music Term: Upbeat

U.c.
Uber
Ubung
Uchite
Uchiwa daiko
Udu drums
Uguale
Uilleann pipes
Ukelele
Ukulele
Ultrasounds
Umfang
Umstimmen
Un peu
Un poco
Un, una, uno
Un, uno, or una
Una
Una corda
Una corda pedal
Unbalanced
Under-third cadence
Undezime
Undo
Unequal temperament
Unequal voices
Ungaresca
Ungebunden
Unidirectional
Union pipe
Unison
Unisono or unis
Unit organ
Unity gain
Unmeasured music
Unmerklich
Unruhig
Unter
Untuned percussion
Up bow
Up bow or sull'arco
Up notes
Up-bow
Upbeat
Upbow
Upbow staccato
Update by absolute
Upper partials
Upper toms
Upright
Upright piano
Ut
Ut bemol
Ut diese
Ut supra
Uttarang
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Upbeat
Definition and background:
The last beat of any measure, usually a weak beat. It is called the " upbeat " because the conductor always directs it with an upward swing of the baton or hand. This anticipates the first beat of the next measure, the " downbeat ", always directed by a downward swing of the baton or hand.the upward movement of the conductor's baton or hand. the upbeat precedes a strong beat and it is also known as the 'weak' beat. If the rhythm is syncopated, the main accent falls on the upbeat
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Last Updated: 2018-04-21 15:04:00
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