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Tacet is Latin which translates literally into English as "(it) is silent" (pronounced:,; or). It is a musical term to indicate that an instrument or voice does not sound, also known as a rest. [1]

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Accompaniment is the musical part which provides the rhythmic and/or harmonic support for the melody or main themes of a song or instrumental piece.

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Bar (music)

In musical notation, a bar (or measure) is a segment of time corresponding to a specific number of beats in which each beat is represented by a particular note value and the boundaries of the bar are indicated by vertical bar lines.

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Brass instrument

A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips.

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An example of a caesura in modern western music notation. A caesura (. caesuras or caesurae; Latin for "cutting"), also written cæsura and cesura, is a break in a verse where one phrase ends and the following phrase begins.

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Chord chart

A chord chart (or chart) is a form of musical notation that describes the basic harmonic and rhythmic information for a song or tune.

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Gardner Read

Gardner Read (January 2, 1913 in Evanston, Illinois – November 10, 2005 in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts) was an American composer and musical scholar.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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John Cage

John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer and music theorist.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Latin influence in English

English is a Germanic language, with a grammar and a core vocabulary inherited from Proto-Germanic.

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Movement (music)

A movement is a self-contained part of a musical composition or musical form.

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Percussion instrument

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.

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Rest (music)

A rest is an interval of silence in a piece of music, marked by a symbol indicating the length of the pause.

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A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written by composers for orchestra.

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Tablature (or tabulature, or tab for short) is a form of musical notation indicating instrument fingering rather than musical pitches.

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Thomas Busby (composer)

Thomas Busby (1755–1838) was an English musical composer.

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4′33″ (pronounced "Four minutes, thirty-three seconds" or just "Four thirty-three"Solomon 1998/2002.) is a three-movement compositionPritchett, Kuhn, Grove.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacet

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