- the preparing of a dissonance, by introducing the dissonant tone as a consonant tone in the preceding chord.
- the tone so introduced.
Origin of preparation
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British Dictionary definitions for self-preparation
- the period reserved for thisUsually shortened to: prep
- the anticipation of a dissonance so that the note producing it in one chord is first heard in the preceding chord as a consonance
- a note so employed
Word Origin and History for self-preparation
late 14c., "act of preparing," from Latin praeparationem (nominative praeparatio) "a making ready," noun of action from past participle stem of praeparare "prepare," from prae "before" (see pre-) + parare "make ready" (see pare). Meaning "a substance especially prepared" is from 1640s.