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Eighth or 8th - An octave.

Elegy - A melancholy piece.

Eleventh - The interval of eleven diatonic degrees.

Embellishment - ornaments added to music to make it more interesting.

Enharmonic - A term used to describe notes of the same pitch which have different names, e.g. C# and Db,

Ensemble - A group of singers, or instrumentalists.

Etude - A short song, usually written for pedagogicalor instructional use.

Evaded Cadence - A cadence that implies one type of resolution, but goes to another instead.

- A short piece written to improveperformance technique.

Exposition - The first occurence of the theme or subject in a work, where the prinicpal idea of the piece is stated.

Expressionism - An early 20th-century musical style, employing an abstract approach to music, unlike impressionism.

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