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

Example

Acciaccatura-1 Written notation

Acciaccatura-3 Effect of Ornament (1)

Effect of Ornament (1) audio example

Acciaccatura-2 Effect of Ornament (2)

Effect of Ornament (2) audio example


See Also

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

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Last Updated: 2013-02-27 17:32:30