Kabosy short lute in the shape of a box, from Madagascar

 

Kamaycha vertically held string instrument from India. nineteen strings, three of gut for melody, two of brass for drone, and fourteen of steel for sympathetic resonance

 

Kammer (German) chamber

 

Kammerton (German) the pitch used for instruments in Germany during the Baroque period, where a' was about 410-425 Hz

 

Kankukus Afro-Brazilian dance

 

Kanon (German) canon

 

Kantele traditional Finnish stringed instrument, laid on a table or across the player's knees and plucked

 

Kanun Middle Eastern instrument dating before the time of Christ. similar to a zither, 72-75 grouped strings, which are tuned flat and then raised or lowered in small semitone increments using a series of latches

 

Karaoke popular nightclub style from Japan where customers sing the melody to accompanying prerecorded tracks

 

Kaum (German) barely

 

Kavatine (German) cavatina

 

Kayagum a Korean 12-string zither

 

Kecak ancient Balinese trance dance performed to appease the gods in times of difficulty

 

Keck (German) audacious

 

Keckheit (German) audacity

 

Keen an Irish funeral song

 

Keineswegs (German) no way

 

Keleli a two or three string long necked lute from Chad

 

Kerfing (guitar lining) is Tapered strip(s) of wood glued around the inside seams of a guitar to add strength and stability where the sides meet the top and back. Kerfing has spaced slits that render the wood strip flexible. See Anatomy of a Classical Guitar

 

Key specific scale or series of notes defining a particular tonality

 

Key note the first note of the scale upon which a piece of music is based

 

Key signature an arrangement of sharps or flats placed on the far left hand side of each line of the staff, indicating scale of the piece See key signature in Elements of a Musical Score See Elements of Standard Notation for Classical Guitar  See Table of Key Signatures

 

Kidumbak a style from Zanzibar, percussive and dance-based

 

Kind (German) child

 

Kinder (German) children

 

Kindlich (German) childlike

 

Kirche (German) church

 

Kirchencantate (German) church cantata

 

Kitchen department unkind description of the percussion section of an orchestra

 

Kithara ancient Greek lyre-like instrument, a square or rounded resonator box (body) and as many as eleven gut strings supported by a yoke attached to two arms attached to and rising from the body

 

Kitsch a work that is shallow, pretentious, gaudy, without substance, or calculated to have popular appeal

 

Kizomba music an Angolan style based on the semba, rumba and quilapanga

 

Klagend (German) lamenting

 

Kläglich (German) lamentable

 

Klammer (German) brace

 

Klang (German) sound, tone

 

Klangfarbe (German) timbre, tone

 

Klar (German) clear, distinct

 

Klein (German) small, minor

 

Kleine (German) small, minor

 

Klingen (German) resonant, to sound

 

Klingend (German) resonant, to sound

 

Kneifend (German) pizzicato,  plucking

 

Koa Koa was first used as a tonewood in the ukuleles of Hawaii for its warm tone. Colors ranging from brown to gold with rich and varying grain. See Wood Choices for Back & Sides See Alternative Wood Choices for Back & Sides See Anatomy of a Classical Guitar 

 

Kobsa plucked lute

 

Kokle Latvian lap zither

 

Kolomyika a quick duple-time Polish dance

 

Komisch (German) comic

 

Kompa popular style of Haitian tropical music created in the 1950s

 

Komponiert (German) composed

 

Komun-go Korean six-string zither

 

Komuz a three stringed lute from Kyrgyzstan

 

Koni a small traditional four-stringed lute in the form of a teardrop from Gambia

 

Kono strummed lute from Ghana

 

Kontingo West African lute

 

Kontrapunkt (German) counterpoint

 

Kontretanz a country dance

 

Konzert (German) concert, concerto

 

Konzertstück informal concert piece, usually in one movement, for solo instruments and orchestra

 

Kopuz Central Asian Turkic short lute

 

Kora  West African harp lute with 19 strings, popular in Gambia, Senegal and Mali. has a skin stretched across a large gourd, a wooden neck and gut or nylon fishwire strings stretched across a tall bridge. played in a similar way to a harp

 

Koryaga one stringed instrument with a string fixed on a curved branch of a tree. The sound is made by a violin bow or plucked, and the notes are changed with the use of a wire bent over the branches' ends.

 

Kostenka (German) a type of Serbian dance

 

Koto a 13 string Japanese zither of Chinese origin. about 6 feet long. laid horizontally with waxed silken strings stretched tightly over movable bridges along the length of the instrument. plucked using ivory picks

 

Kraft (German) strength, vigour

 

Kräftig strong, vigorous

 

Krakoviak Polish dance from the Kraków region, in 2/4 time with syncopated rhythms

 

Krakowiak Polish dance from the Kraków region, in 2/4 time with syncopated rhythms

 

Krar a six-string bowl-shaped lyre from Ethiopia

 

Kreis (German) cycle, circle

 

Kreuz (German) the sharp sign

 

Kucheng a 16 or 21-stringed zither. the most popular plucked traditional Chinese instrument on Taiwan

 

Kujawiak a quick, triple-time Polish dance

 

Kum Korean seven-stringed zither used in court music

 

Kurz (German) short

 

Kurze (German) short

 

Kurzer Vorschlag (German) acciaccatura

 

Kwaito an urban South African genre developed in the 1990s, a fusion of various musical sounds that were popular in the 1990s, including South African dance music, hip hop, Jamaican influences, house music and rhythm and blues

 

Kwassa-kwassa dance style from the Democratic Republic of Congo that was developed in the 1980's

 

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