A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occupies from that; a short auxiliary or grace note one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of the same harmony; -- generally indicated by a note of smaller size, as in the illustration above. It forms no essential part of the harmony.
A strong-beat dissonance that resolves to a consonance; used as an expressive device in much tonal music.
an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
a melodic pattern produced when we approach the I or III or V of a chord from a note which is not part of the chord
a note, not normally part of a chord, which displaces a normal note of a chord
a way of ornamenting a note by approaching it from the note above or below
a non-chord tone, in which a line moves by leap to a pitch which is dissonant, then resolves by step (usually downward) to a chord tone, which is consonant. Here is an example of an appoggiatura
An ornament that looks like a grace note, but is played on the beat and shares the duration of the principal note. An appoggiatura resolves a dissonance to a consonance.
1. In Western music theory, a type of melodic embellishment in which an important melody pitch is preceded by two tones that form a large pitch interval ( leap) followed by a step in the opposite direction. 2. The second tone in the three-tone pattern just described.
a note placed between the last two notes of a phrase to make the phrase end more gracefully.
A nonharmonic tone, usually a half or whole step above the harmonic tone, which is performed on the beat and then resolved.
Played with a very light and quick motion, leading immediately to the following note. Also called a " grace note".
leaning A type of ornament