D
D
The musical note D, or the major chord based on D
Da capo
Return to the beginning
Dal segno
Repeat from the sign
Dämpfer (Ger)
Mute
Derby mute
Brass instrument mute, literally looks like a hat. Early jazz musicians used their derby hats as mutes
Didjeridu
Native North Australian instrument made from termite-hollowed eucalyptus log, sometimes blown with a mouthpiece
Diminished
An interval narrowed by a semitone
Diminution
Playing a melody in shorter note values
Divisi
An indication of divided musical parts
Do
The tonic in sol fa
Dolce
Sweetly
Doppelgriff (Ger)
Double stop, in string playing. Play across two strings at once
Double flat
A symbol for lowering pitch two semitones
Double whole note (US)
A breve

Drumkit
Collection of percussion instruments designed to be played by one player, sitting down. Most frequently includes snare, toms, floor tom, ride and splash cymbals, hi-hat and kick drum
Duet
A piece for two performers
Dynamics
Varying degrees of loud and soft