Definition of grace note in English:

grace note

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noun

Music
  • An extra note added as an embellishment and not essential to the harmony or melody.
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    • After several successful repetitions, the louder note may be played ever closer in time to the others, eventually approximating a grace note.
    • The Embellisher creates a more lively and realistic performance, automatically changing timing of notes, durations, velocities, articulation and adding grace notes, additional notes and turns.
    • The fifth study is cast in the original key, but the left hand contains the inversion of the original right-hand material, accompanied by chords and chromatic grace notes.

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