Nach: After (as "in the manner of");
ornament consisting of an
note or notes at the end of the main
note, or at the
end of a trill.
"Night Music", a
pair of small kettle drums
originally from the Middle East. Now seen in India
and throughout Europe.
has not been raised or lowered from its named
pitch. On a
Piano, naturals are
the white keys. Sharps or
be used to alter a natural pitch
up or down a half step, respectively.
Natural Horn: Refers to a
French Horn without the valves or pistons.
Natural Trumpet: also
natural horn, natural
in Persian and Turkish folk
music. This is a
Flute from Middle East measuring
about 60 cm. It has six finger holes and a thumbhole. Spelled ney in Turkey.
chord built upon the
of the tonic
Chord: An augmented sixth chord
upon the flat
of the tonic
Neumatic: One style of chant in which two
to four pitches occur on one syllable; in contrast to
melismatic and syllabic.
large hand beaten drum important in South African ceremonial
music. It is part
of a trio of drums. Ngoma is the
drum, thungwa is the
drum, and murumba is the
of nine diatonic
night-piece, or serenade.
Non: No; not.
Nonharmonic tones: A designation for
tones outside the
structure of the chord. Two frequently used examples are
tone and the
Non troppo: Not too much. Used with other
terms, e.g. non troppo allegro, not too fast.
Notation : A term
for a system of expressing musical sounds through the use of written characters,
called notes indicating
Note: The symbol which, when placed on a
staff with a particular
dynamics, etc., to
enhance a musical performance.