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acciaccatura

at-chea-ka-TOO-rah

[Italian]

A short grace note, typically notated with a slash through the stem or flag that is a non-harmonic note sounded at the same time as the primary harmonic note or notes and either quickly resolves to the main note or is immediately released. The effect is that of dissonant notes being "crushed" together. This is also known as a short appoggiatura or crushed note. This ornament was common in 17th and 18th century keyboard performance
 
See more about ornaments in the Appendix. 

Example

Written notation


Effect of Ornament (1)



Effect of Ornament (1) audio example

Effect of Ornament (2)



Effect of Ornament (2) audio example


See Also

[English] crushed note
[German] kurzer Vorschlag (m)
[French] pincé étouffé (m)
[English] short appoggiatura
[German] Zusammenschlag (m)

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Last Updated: 2016-04-28 23:10:23