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Definition: A bridge is:
  1. A unique passage that comes between and connects two distinct sections of a song; a musical “segue.” A bridge will often build anticipation for an upcoming chorus.

    It’s possible for a short, well-placed movement to act as a bridge between longer movements.


  2. A raised bar - often of wood - that elevates, positions, and helps resonate the string(s) of an instrument; see speaking-length.

    A piano has two bridges (one for the treble strings and one for the bass) attached to the soundboard.

Also Known As: 1. transition

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