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ottava bassa

[Italian, octave below]

An Italian term meaning at the octave (below). Abbreviated as 8va bassa, 8a b. or more commonly today, 8vb. When written below a passage it indicates the passage be performed one octave lower than written

See Also

[Abbreviation] 8a alta
[Abbreviation] 8va
[Abbreviation] 8vb
[Abbreviation] 8va bassa
[Abbreviation] 8a b.
[English] at the octave
[French] à l'octave
[German] in der Oktave
[Italian] all' ottava
[Italian] ottava


Last Updated: 2016-06-06 01:07:19