Music Terms – K
Music Terms

Music Terms – K

Kadenz (German kadenz) – 1) cadans; 2) cadence
Kakophonie (German cacophony) – cacophony, dissonance
Kammermusik (German kammermusik) – chamber music
Kammersonate (German kammersonate) – chamber sonata
Kammerton (German kammerton) – tuning fork
Kanon (German canon) – canon
Kanonisch (kanonish ) – canonical, in the character of the canon
Kantate (German cantate) – cantata
Kantilene (German cantilene) – cantilena
Kantor (German cantor) – 1) singer; 2) a teacher of church singing in the German countries. lang.; 3) head of the
Kanzone choir (German kantsone) –
Kapelle canzone(German chapel) – 1) chapel; 2) choir; 3) orchestra
Kapellmeister (German kapelmeister) – bandmaster, conductor
Kapodaster (German capostar) – capo – a device for tuning strings (on the guitar and other instruments)
Kassation (German cassation) – cassation – a genre close to the serenade (18th c. )
Kastagnetten (German castanétten) – castanets
Kaum (German Kaum) – barely, barely, just, just, a little; for example, Kaum hörbar (kaum hörbar) – barely audible
Kavatine (German cavatine) – cavatina
Keck (German kek) – boldly, courageously, decisively, boldly
Keifend (German kayfend) – hissing with anger [R. Strauss]
Kettle-drums(eng. catl-drumz) – timpani
Key (eng. cues) – 1) key; 2) key; 3) valve for wind instruments; 4) tonality; 5) fret; 6) customize
Keyboard (English kiibood) – 1) keyboard; 2) fretboard with frets for stringed instruments; 3) any keyboard instrument used in pop music
Key bugle ( eng . cue bugle) – a horn with valves Key-note (English kiinout) – tonic Key-signature (English kii-signiche) – accidentals in the key Kielflügel (German kidfyatel) – harpsichord Kinder lied
(German kinderlid) – children’s song
Kirchenlied (German kirchenlid) – chorale
Kirchensonate (German kirhensonate) – church sonata
Kirchentöne (German kirkhentöne), Kirchentonarten (German kirkhentónarten) – church frets
Kit (English whale) – small ( pocket) violin
Kithara (Greek Kitara) –
Kifara Klagend (German Klágend) – plaintively
Klammer (German Klammer) – accolade
Klang (German clang) – sound, tone, timbre
Klangboden (German klángboden) – resonant deck
Klangfarbe ( German klángfarbe) – timbre; literally sound paint
Klanggeschlecht(German klánggeschlöht) – mode inclination (major or minor); the same as Tongeschlecht
Klangvoll (German klángfol) – sonorously
Klappe (German kláppe) – valve for wind instruments
Klappenhorn (German kláppenhorn) – horn with valves
Klar (German klar) – clear, bright, transparent
Klarinette (German kláppe) clarinette) – clarinet
Klausel (German klausel) – clause (name of cadence in medieval music)
Klaviatur (German keyboards) – keyboard
Klavichord (German keyboard) – clavichord
Klavier (German clavier) – the common name for stringed keyboard instruments ( harpsichord, clavichord, piano)
Klavierabend(German Clavierband) – an evening of piano works, a concert by the pianist-soloist
Klavierauszug (German klavierauszug) – transcription of the score for piano
Klavierkonzert (German klavierkontsert) – concert for piano and orchestra
Klaviermusik (German klaviermusik) – piano music
Klavierquartett (German klaviermusik) clavierquartet) – piano quartet
Klavierquintett (clavierquintet) – piano quintet
Klavierstück (German clavierstück) – piano piece
Klaviertrio (German claviertrio) – piano trio
Klavierübertragung (German clavieryubertragung) – transcription for piano
Klavizimbel (German clavicimbal) – Klein harpsichord
(German klein) – small
Kleine (kleine) – small
Kleine Flöte (German kleine flöte) – small flute
Kleine Klarinette (kleine clarinette) – small clarinet
Kleine Trommel (kleine trommel) – snare drum
Kleine Trompete (kleine trompete) – small trumpet
Klingen (German klingen) – sound
Klingen lassen (klingen lassen) – let it sound [Mahler. Symphonies No. 1,5]
Klingt eine Oktave höher (German Klingt áine octave heer) – sounds an octave higher. [Mahler. Symphony No. 3]
Knabenchor (German: knabenkor) – boys’ choir
Kniegeige (German: book) – viola da gamba
Kokett (German: coquette) – coquettishly
Kolo (Serbo-Croatian kólo) – round dance, dance of the Western Slavs
Kolophonium (German colophonium) – rosin
Koloratur (German coloratýr) – coloratura
Kolorierung (German colorirung) – decorations
Kombinationstöne (German combinational stöne) – combination tones
Komisch (German komish) – comical, comical, funny, funny
Komma (Greek kómma) – comma: 1) a slight difference between fluctuations of 2 tones; 2) comma sign – a comma indicates the end of a phrase or a short pause for breathing
Kommerschlied (German kommarshlid) – drinking (choir) song
Komponist (German componist) – composer
Konrposition(German composition) – composition, composition
Kondukt (German conductor) – funeral procession; wie ein Kondukt (wie ain conduct) – in the nature of the funeral procession [Mahler]
Konsonanz (German consonantz) – consonance
Konsonierend (konsonirand ) – consonant
Kontertanz (German kontertánz) – contradans
Kontrabaß (German contrabass) – double bass
Kontrabaß-Klarinette ( German contrabass-clarinette) – contrabass clarinet
Kontrabaß-Posaune (German contrabass pozune) – contrabass trombone
Kontrabaß-Tuba (German contrabass tuba) – contrabass tuba
Kontrafagott (German contrabassoon) – contrabassoon
Kontrapunkt(German counterpoint) – counterpoint
Kontrasubjekt (German countersubject) – opposition
Kontroktave (German counteroctave) – counteroctave
Konzert (German concert) – 1) a major piece of music for solo instruments, voice with orchestra or orchestra; 2) public performance of musical works
Konzertina (German concertina) – a type of 4- or 6-coal harmonica
Konzertmeister (German concertmaster) – orchestra accompanist (1st violinist)
Konzertstück (German concertina) – one-part concert
Kopf register (German . kópfregister) – head register (human voice)
Kopfstimme (German kópfshtimme) – falsetto
Kopfstück(German kópfshtyuk) – head [at the flute]
Koppel (German kóppel), Kopplung (kopplung) – copula (a mechanism in the organ that allows you to connect the registers of other keyboards when playing on one keyboard) h
Koriphäe (German corife) – the first between choristers (sang)
Kornett (German cornet) – cornet: 1) brass wind instrument; 2) one of the registers of the organ
Korrepetitor (German kórrepetitor) – a pianist learning solo parts in opera and ballet
Kraft (German craft) – strength; mit Kraft (mit craft), Kräftig (kreftich) – strongly
Krakowiak (Polish Krakowiak) – Krakowiak
Krebskanon (German krebskanon) – canon canon
Kreischend (German kráyshend) – very loud, screaming
Kreuz (German kreuz) – sharp; literally a cross
Kreuzsaitigkeit (German króytsátichkait) – cross arrangement of strings
Kreuzung (German króytsung) – crossing [voices]
Kriegerisch (German krigerish) – militantly
Krotala (Greek krótala) – crotala (percussion instrument in other Greece)
Krummbogen (German . krýmmbogen), Krummbügel (krýmmbyugel) – crown of brass wind instruments
Krummhorn (German krýmmhorn) – 1) woodwind instrument; 2) one of the registers of the
Kuhglocke organ (German kýgloke) – Alpine bell
Kuhhorn(German kýhorn) – alpine horn; literally cow horn
Kuhreigen (German kýraigen) – a folk melody of Swiss shepherds; literally a cow dance
Kujawiak (Polish kujawiak) – kuyawiak (Polish folk dance) Kunst ( German Kunst
) – art
Künstler (Kunstler) – artist, artist kurts) – short, jerky Kurz gestrichen (kurts gestrichen) – [play] with a short stroke Kurzes Halt (kýrtses halt) – short stop [Mahler. Symphony No. 1] Kürzung (German kürzung) – an abbreviation of Kyrie eleison
(gr. kirie eléison) – “Lord have mercy” – the initial words of one of the parts of the mass, requiem

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