Music glossary - Letter E
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Embellishment: Melodic decoration, either improvised or indicated through ornamentation signs in the music.
Energico: A symbol in sheet music a direction to play energetically.
English horn: Double-reed woodwind instrument, larger and lower in range than the oboe.
Enharmonic Interval: 2 notes that differ in name only. The notes occupy the same position. For example: C sharp and D flat.
Entenga: Tuned drum from Uganda; the royal drum ensemble of the former ruler of Buganda.
Etude: Study piece that focuses on a particular technical problem.
Euphonium: Tenor-range brass instrument resembling the tuba. Also baritone horn.
Exoticism: Musical style in which rhythms, melodies or instruments evoke the color and atmosphere of far-off lands.
Exposition: The first section of a movement written in sonata form, introducing the melodies and themes.
Expressionism: A term denoting a certain trend in music beginning during the second decade of the 20th century, particularly in Germany and Austria.