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Paired body
Parallel intervals
Parallel keys
Parallel keys
Parallel motion
Paraphrase
[Greek paraphrasis stands for description, retelling, rehash]
Part
[Latin pars stands for part, group]
Partial bar
Partial seventh chord
Part-writing
Pas
[French pas stands for step]
Passacaglia
[Italian passacaglia, Spain pasacalle from Spain pasar stands for pass and calle street]
Passage
[French passage stands for pass]
Passing note
Pastorale
[Latin pastoralis stands for shepherdly]
Pause
[Greek pausis stands for stop, break]
Pavane
[Latin pavo, pava stands for peacock, peacock-hen]
Pedal board
[French pedale, Latin pes, pedis stands for foot]
Pentachord
[Greek pente stands for five and chorde is string]
Pentatonic scale
[Greek pente stands for five and tonos is tone]
Percussion instruments
Perfect modulation
Performer
Period
[Greek periodos stands for circuit]
Perpetual motion
[Latin perpetuum mobile stands for eternal motion]
Philharmonic
(Greek philos stands for friend and harmonia means harmony)
Piano
[Italian piano]
Pianoforte
[Italian piano is abbr. of the word pianoforte (piano); pianino is a little piano]
Piccolo
[Italian piccolo stands for small]
Piccolo, flute-piccolo
[Italian flauto piccolo]
Piece
[French piece]
Piston
[French piston stands for forcer, button with bass bar]
Pitch
Pizzicato
[Italian pizzicato stands for by pinch]
Plagal cadence
[Greek plagios stands for oblique, sidelong, Latin plagalis subsidiary, subordinate, derivative]
Plectron
[Greek plektron]
Plucked instruments
Poem
[Greek poiema stands for creation, lyric-narrative literary work in verse]
Polka
[Czech polca, conceivably in honor of brotherly Polish people, or from pulca is literally, half step]
Polonaise
[French polonaise stands for Polish]
Polymetry
[Greek oly stands for many and metron - measure, timing]
Polyphonic variations
Polyphony
[Greek poly stands for many and phone is sound, voice, literally means many-voiced]
Polytonality
[Greek poly stands for many and tonality, literally many tonalities]
Portamento
(Italian portamento, literally stands for pace, statement)
Position
[Latin positio stands for stationing, position]
Postlude
[Latin postludium, from post stands for after, and ludus is play]
Prelude
[Latin stands for before, ludus is play]
Prepared suspension
Primary aria
Primary degrees
Prime
[Latin prima stands for first]
Principle key
Program music
Pushbutton
[Latin clavis stands for key]








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