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Echappee -- Escaped note"; an ornamentation between notes proceeding in a step-wise fashion in which the ornamental note will go the opposite way of the progression, followed by the proper note in the progression
 
Echo -- A repetition or mimicking of a certain passage, usually with less force and volume than the original statement
 
Eilen -- A directive to a musician to perform a certain passage of music in a rushing style, to accelerate, or to increase the tempo
 
Eilig -- A directive to a musician to perform the indicated passage of a composition in a hurried, hasty, speedy, pressing, or urgent manner
 
Elaboration -- The development or expansion of a musical idea or theme. The development section of the sonata-allegro form is an elaboration of the thematic material stated in the exposition
 
Elegante -- A directive to a musician to perform a particular passage in an elegant, graceful manner
 
Elegy -- An elegy (= French: élégie) is a lament, either vocal or instrumental
 
Encore -- A piece of music played at the end of a recital responding to the audiences enthusiastic reaction to the performance, shown by continuous applause
 
Energico -- A symbol in sheet music a direction to play energetically
 
English Fingerings -- A system of notating keyboard fingering that is now obsolete. This system used the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 for the fingers and an (x) for the thumb. Modern fingering notation uses a 1 to notate the thumb, and 2, 3, 4, and 5 for the finger
 
English Flute -- A name used in the 18th century for the recorder to distinguish it from the transverse flute, (the ordinary orchestral flute) which was at that time called the German flute
 
English Horn -- The English horn is more generally known in England as the cor anglais. It is the tenor oboe
 
Enharmonic -- The phenomenon that two separate notations stand for the same sound. For example, the enharmonic spelling of F-sharp is G-flat
 
Enharmonic Interval -- Two notes that differ in name only The notes occupy the same position For example: C sharp and D flat
 
Ensemble -- The word ensemble is used in three senses. It may refer to the togetherness of a group of performers: if ensemble is poor, the players are not together. It may indicate part of an opera that involves a group of singers. It can also mean a group of performers
 
Ensemble -- The performance of either all instruments of an orchestra or voices in a chorus
 
Entracte -- As the word suggests, an entr'acte (= German: Zwischenspiel) is music between the acts of a play or opera
 
Entree -- An introduction, a march-like piece played during the entrance of a dancing group, or played before a ballet. Usually in 4/4 time
 
Episode -- An element found in music that is a digression from the main structure of the composition. It is a passage that is not a part of the main theme groups of a composition, but is an ornamental or constructive section added to the main elements of the composition. In a fugue, it is a connective passage or area of relaxation between entrances of the subject
 
Equal Temperament -- A method of tuning that involves tuning the octave exactly, and tuning each of the twelve semitones therein exactly equally in degree to one another. In this system, the thirds will be slightly under pitch. This is the modern tuning system
 
Espressivo -- A direction to play expressively
 
Estampie -- One of the oldest surviving purely instrumental forms of the 13th and 14th centuries. Estampies were constructed in three to seven separate sections called puncta, each repeated immediately with two closes, the first called ouvert, and the second called clos
 
Ethnomusicology -- A branch of musicology that involves the study of music of world cultures both of the past and of the present with an emphasis on cultural and racial influences and affects
 
Etude -- An tude is a study, intended originally for the technical practice of the player
 
Etwas -- A directive to a musician meaning "somewhat" or "a little bit" as in the directive Etwas Bewegt telling the musician to perform a certain passage "somewhat agitated"
 
Exoticism -- A genre of music in which the rhythms, melodies, or instrumentation are designed to evoke the atmosphere of far-off lands or ancient times
 
Exposed Octaves -- In a harmonic progression, hidden octaves between the outer voices
 
Exposition -- The exposition in sonata-allegro form is the first section of the movement, in which the principal thematic material is announced
 
Exposition -- The first section of a movement written in sonata form, introducing the melodies and themes
 
Expressionism -- Atonal and violent style used as a means of evoking heightened emotions and states of mind
 
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