Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
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Select a letter of the alphabet from the list below to look up any
musical term. The terms starting with that letter will appear on the left
side of the screen.
All of the musical terms in the glossary have AIFF files associated with them.
Your computer needs to have sound capabilities and a browser "plug-in"
that can read the AIFF sound format. Typically, the QuickTime
plug-in will handle most of the visual and aural needs of this site.
Click on the QuickTime
link to download a free version of the plug-in for either Mac or Windows
OS. We will be converting many of the AIFF format files to mp3 files in the future. The QuickTime plug-in will also play this file format.
These pages contain musical examples from the 4-CD Norton Musical Example Bank.
If you want to hear the examples, you must have the correct CD in your CD-ROM
drive. The correct CD should always be notated with the name of the example.
SHOCKWAVE QUIZZES & SIMULATIONS
Several quizzes, examples and simulations are contained in this glossary that
require the Shockwave "plug-in"
for your browser. To download a free version of this plug-in,
please click on the Shockwave
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