“POLYTONALITY”

“Polytonality” – Simultaneous use of two or more different tonalities or keys. In more modern music, polytonality has become a standard technique. ~ Pocket Manual of Musical Terms

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MUSICAL TERM FOR FEBRUARY 2014: “Wolf”

MUSICAL TERM FOR FEBRUARY 2014: “Wolf” – 1) The discord produced when playing, in certain keys, on an organ tuned in unequal temperament; 2) In bowed instruments, an imperfect or…

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MUSICAL TERM FOR DECEMBER 2013: “Wa Wa Pedal”

– A foot-operated switch connected to an electric guitar that activates a crying effect. Eric Clapton popularized this effect while playing lead guitar with the group Cream. ~ Pocket Manual…

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€œVacillando€

MUSICAL TERM FOR NOVEMBER 2013: €œVacillando€ (Vah – si – lahn – doe) Vacillating; means that the passage is to be performed in a wavering, hesitating style.

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