What does appoggiatura mean?

appoggiatura meaning in General Dictionary

A passing tone preceding an important tone and borrowing the time it occupies from that a short auxiliary or elegance note one degree above or underneath the main note unless it be of the same harmony typically suggested by a note of smaller dimensions as in the example above It forms no important part of the balance

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  • an embellishing note typically written in smaller size
  • A passing tone preceding a vital tone, and borrowing the full time it consumes from that; a quick additional or elegance note one level above or below the main note unless it be regarding the exact same harmony; -- typically suggested by an email of smaller size, as in the example above. It types no crucial part of the balance.

appoggiatura - German to English

appoggiatura


appoggiatura meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A passing tone preceding a vital tone, and borrowing enough time it consumes from that; a brief auxiliary or sophistication note one degree above or below the main note unless it be of the identical harmony; -- typically indicated by a note of smaller size, as in the example above. It types no important part of the balance.