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idée fixe  "Fixed idea", term coined by Berlioz for a recurring musical idea that links different movements of a work.

idiophone  World music classification for instruments that produce sound from the substance of the instrument itself by being struck, blown, shaken, scraped or rubbed. The most common Western instruments in this category belong to the percussion family. Examples include cymbals, triangle, gong and maracas.

imitation  Compositional technique in which a melodic idea is presented in one voice (or part), then restated in another while the first voice continues with new material.

improvisation  Creation of a musical composition while it is being performed, seen in Baroque ornamentation, cadenzas of concertos, jazz, and some non-Western musics. See also embellishment.

incidental music  Music written to accompany dramatic works.

inflection  Small alteration of the pitch by a microtonal interval. See also blue note.

instrument  Mechanism that generates musical vibrations and transmits them into the air.

interlude  Music played between sections of a musical or dramatic work.

intermezzo  Short, lyric piece or movement, often for piano. Also a comic interlude performed between acts of an eighteenth century opera seria.

interval  Distance and relationship between two pitches.

inversion  Mirror or upside-down image of a melody or pattern, found in fugues and twelve-tone compositions.

Irish harp  Plucked-string instrument with about thirty strings; used to accompany Irish songs and dance music. Also Celtic harp.

isorhythmic motet  Medieval and early Renaissance motet based on a repeating rhythmic pattern throughout one or more voices.

Italian overture  Baroque overture consisting of three sections: fast - slow - fast.