Double bar - Two vertical lines placed on the staff to indicate the end of a section or a composition. Also, used with two dots to enclose repeated sections.
Double flat - A symbol for lowering pitch one step.
Double Sharp -
An accidental that raises the note it
preceeds by one whole step.
dolce - sweetly
dolore - grief, sorrow
Dominant - A chord based on the fifth degree of the diatonic scale being used. A dominant usually resolves to the tonic.
Duet - A piece for two performers.
Duplet - A group of two notes performed in the time of three of the
Dynamics - The degrees of loudness or softnessin a musical work, and the symbols that represent them.
Glenn Bonney's Music School © 2000