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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter P

PAUSE

About the different sounds, the properties of musical sound you probably read much on the pages in this section. But music, music is composed not only of the sounds. A very important part of them are the breaks. Greek "pausis" means the termination of a break. The so-called temporary silence, sounding termination arising between movements between sections within a single part, or in some element of the music. For example, in one or more of the instruments in the orchestral work; the role of singer or, on the contrary, in the accompaniment of a song or songs; one of the voices of a polyphonic composition, etc. As the duration of the sounds, the duration of pauses is measured and is depicted in notes with symbols:

Types of pauses

As the notes point to the right of the pause icon increases its duration by half. If the pause lasts for more than one measure, on it put a corresponding number, for example:

Simultaneous pause all the members of the ensemble or orchestra duration of at least a beat called the General paused and indicated abbreviated Latin letters G. R.


Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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