A Cappella

A Cappella

A cappella music is solo or group piece which is played or intended to be played without the accompaniment of any instruments. The name a cappella comes from Italian and literally means ‘like the chapel’, as the name suggest, a cappella music has its roots in religious choir music; but developed over the centuries and became central to more modern movements such as the barbershop and doo wop vocal harmony genres.

Acciaccatura

Acciaccatura

A musical term from classical music, an Acciaccatura is played by quickly playing a short grace note immediately before the principle note. In practice, this is normally a whole step or half step either higher or lower than the principle note. In modern classical music this could also be referred to as a very short appoggiatura.

Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

An acoustic guitar amp is used to increase the quality of tone produced from your guitar, they simply make you louder and ensure that when performing you are heard. An acoustic guitar amp is powerful and reliable, acoustic guitar players look for something that will increase their sound quality, and this amp does exactly this by ensuring a rich natural tone is amplified.

There are many acoustic guitars on the market today, and finding your own amp is easier than it seems, there is something for everyone whether you are hoping to perform at home or in a venue.

 

Allegro

Allegro

The term ‘Allegro’ refers to the tempo of a piece of music and denotes music which is to be played at a ‘brisk’ or ‘fast’ pace. In classical music, it is common to see words such as Allegro used to dictate musical tempo, as opposed to other time indications. Allegro is generally measured to be between 120-168 BPM (Beats Per Minute).

Amplifier

Amplifier

Amplifiers are devices which are used to amplify the electrical signal produced by an instrument, so that the signal is capable of driving a loudspeaker, drastically boosting the volume of the instrument's output. Amplifiers are commonly used in conjunction with guitars, but amplifiers for a variety of other instruments do exist - for example, a keyboard amp.

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Appoggiatura

Appoggiatura

A classical music term, appoggiatura is an embellishing or grace note of any length which is nonharmonic and played before a resolving harmonic note. A type of appoggiatura that is extremely short in terms of note length is an acciaccatura. 

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