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Slovenian Music Related Vocab: 350+ Easy Words

April 19, 2022

What comes to your mind when you listen to the word Slovenian? Drinks? Ljubljana? But if you are fond of music, you might think about the music, especially Slovenian music. 

This blog post will walk you through all the important aspects of the Slovenian culture that tend to enhance their music and songs. Learn all you need to know about Slovenian music-related Vocab. So let's dig right into it.

Slovenian Music Related Vocab

You might need an English-Slovenian dictionary or a Slovenian-English dictionary to get the proper Slovenian translation. Such an approach might give you words meanings but deprives you of many details that can improve your Slovenian vocabulary.

In this blog post, we are using a topic-based approach. You can directly find a particular topic of your need to learn about Slovenian music. There must already be enough vocabulary, but the combination of new words is what we refer to as just the right amount.

Slovenian Music

There might be many languages in Slovenia, but the most common one is the language of music and love. Slovenian music closely relates to the Alpine culture. You might not believe this, but Slovenia is very closely similar to the Alpine culture in its music, general folk dances, etc.

Slovenian families give a lot of importance to Slovenian music, as much as their drinks. Slovenian music is also prevalent on different occasions. Singing birthday songs is also not an exception in Slovenia.

Velike Goslarije

In the Eastern part of Slovenia, you can find a very important and distinct kind of music, the 'velike goslarije.' Suppose you want to get the best of Slovenian music. In that case, you should wait for the live nativity of Slovenian culture.

Slovenian Musical Instruments

Here is a list of all the musical instruments used in Slovenian culture:

  • Tamburica
  • Flute
  • Violin zither
  • Hammered dulcimer
  • Fiddle
  • Drone zither
  • Styrian harmonica
  • Zithers
  • Clarinet
  • Brass bands of alpine type

Famous Singers Of Slovenia

Singing is extremely common ins Slovenia and thus, here is a list of the top five singers from Slovenia:

  1. Berta Ambrož (1944 - 2003)
  2. Eva Sršen (1951 - )
  3. Inkara Kovač (1978 - )
  4. Rebeka Dremelj (1980 - )
  5. Alenka Gotar (1977 - )

Musical Instruments Vocabulary

Slovenian Music related Vocab
Slovenian vocabulary English Translation
Gajde Bagpipes
Stilofon Stylophone
Visoki ali alt Treble or alto
Sopran saksofon Soprano saxophone
C melodija saksofona C melody saxophone
kitaro (urugvajo) Guitarron/Guitarrón (uruguayo)
Pipa Pipa
Kontrafagot/dvojni fagot Contrabassoon/double bassoon
Oktavna kitara Octave guitar
Kitara z dvanajst vrat Twelve-neck guitar
Sopranska pozavna Soprano trombone
Obesite Hang
Kontrabas flavta Contrabass flute
Sopraninska pozavna Sopranino trombone
Tremolo harmonika Tremolo harmonica
violina Violin
Tenoroon Tenoroon
Harmonika Accordion
Kitara s štirimi vratom Quadruple-neck guitar
Hiperbas flavta Hyperbass flute
Sub-subkontrabas Sub-subcontrabass
Florkitara Florguitar
Dvojni bas Double bass
Teremin Theremin
Sursinger Sursinger
Viola Viola
Harfa Harp
trikotnik Triangle
Banjo Banjo
Tubax Tubax
Sopranino klarinet Sopranino clarinet
Alt pozavna Alto trombone
Basset klarinet Basset clarinet
Klasična kitara Classical guitar
Suona Suona
Erhu Erhu
Didgeridoo Didgeridoo
Renesančna pozavna Renaissance trombone
Žepna ukulele Pocket ukulele
Tenor violina Tenor violin
Indijski banjo Indian Banjo
Fagot Bassoon
Tenor pozavna Tenor trombone
Violončelo Cello
Sarinda Sarinda
ksilofon Xylophone
klavir Piano
A♭ klarinet A♭ clarinet
Zvočne citre Overtone zither
Akustična kitara z jeklenimi strunami Steel-string acoustic guitar
kitara Guitar
Yotar Yotar
Gong Gong
Sarangi Sarangi
Flamenko kitara Flamenco guitar
Osemstrunski tenor Eight-string tenor
Tuba Tuba
Šeststrunski tenor Six-string tenor
Bas flavta Bass flute
Bongo Bongo
Tenor Tenor
Klarineta za ljubezen Clarinette d'amour
ChenGong harmonika ChenGong harmonica
Štiristrunski bendžo Four-stringed banjo
citre Zither
D klarinet D clarinet
Timpani Timpani
Venova Venova
Bas tuba Bass tuba
Viola Viola
Soprillo Soprillo
Kitara s šestim vratom Six-neck guitar
Kontrabas pozavna Contrabass trombone
Harmonij Harmonium
Venova Venova
Bas klarinet Bass clarinet
Čembalo Harpsichord
Kitara z devetimi strunami Nine-string guitar
Mando-bas Mando-bass
Oktokontrabas klarinet Octocontrabass clarinet
Alt klarinet Alto clarinet
Baritonska ukulele Baritone ukulele
Orgle Organ
Guitarra quinta huapanguera Guitarra quinta huapanguera
kitaro (mehiška) Guitarrón (mexicano)
U-bas U-bass
klavikord Clavichord
klarinet Clarinet
Hulusi Hulusi
Škatla za cigare ukulele Cigar box ukulele
Sopranino Sopranino
Obesek okarina Pendant ocarina
Bas trobenta Bass trumpet
Kitare z najlonskimi strunami Nylon-string guitars
Guzheng Guzheng
Prečna okarina Transverse ocarina
violončelo (violončelo) Cello (violoncello)
Lili'u Lili'u
Piccolo klarinet Piccolo clarinet
Bas trobenta Bass trumpet
saksofon Saxophone
Okarina s ključem Keyed ocarina
Steelpan Steelpan
Sopranska trobenta Soprano trumpet
Mandocello Mandocello
Tenor kitara Tenor guitar
Bas saksofon Bass saxophone
Tenor bendžo Tenor banjo
Melodica Melodica
Banjo violončelo Banjo cello
Diatonična harmonika Diatonic harmonica
Kitara v škatli za cigare Cigar box guitar
Chimta Chimta
Petstrunski tenor Five-string tenor
alpske citre (harfne citre) Alpine zither (harp zither)
Subcontra bas Subcontra bass
Ventilska pozavna Valve trombone
Steklena harmonika Glass harmonica
Berimbau Berimbau
E♭ klarinet E♭ clarinet
Suroz Suroz
Alghoza Alghoza
Sopranino saksofon Sopranino saxophone
Pozavna Trombone
Pet-vratna kitara Five-neck guitar
Škatlasti boben Box drum
Harf kitara Harp guitar
Mandola Mandola
Alt saksofon Alto saxophone
Akustična kitara Acoustic guitar
Alto kitara Alto guitar
Garklein Garklein
C sopran saksofon C Soprano saxophone
Thundertube (pomladni boben) Thundertube (Spring Drum)
Citra banjo Zither banjo
Whamola Whamola
Viola d'amore Viola d'amore
Orkesterska harmonika Orchestral harmonica
Kitara s sedmimi vratovi Seven-neck guitar
Kitarske citre Guitar zither
Sladka okarina Slide ocarina
Xaphoon Xaphoon
Kitare s črevesnimi strunami Gut-stringed guitars
Ghatam Ghatam
Ektara Ektara
Cor anglais/angleški rog Cor anglais/English horn
Bariton saksofon Baritone saxophone
Klarinet A clarinet
Petstrunski bendžo Five-stringed banjo
Piccolo Piccolo
snemalnik Recorder
Jeklena kitara s pedalom Pedal steel guitar
Dhime Dhime
Harmonika Harmonica
Pan cevi Pan Pipes
Električna violina Electric violin
Fusetar Fusetar
kitaro (chileno) Guitarrón (chileno)
Osem vratna kitara Eight-neck guitar
Glockenspiel Glockenspiel
Šeststrunski bendžo Six-stringed banjo
Piccolo violina Piccolo violino
oktobas Octobass
Kontrabas klarinet Contrabass clarinet
Pennywhistle Pennywhistle
Oud Oud
Resofonična kitara Resophonic guitar
Cor anglais Cor anglais
Piccolo oboe/Oboe musette Piccolo oboe/Oboe musette
flavta Flute
Otamatone Otamatone
C klarinet C clarinet
Sarod Sarod
Dizi Dizi
Sedemstrunska kitara Seven-string guitar
Jeklene kitare Lap steel guitars
Sitar Sitar
Kalimba Kalimba
Kornet Cornet
Sintetizator Synthesizer
Osemstrunska kitara Eight-string guitar
Subkontrabas flavta Subcontrabass flute
B♭ klarinet B♭ clarinet
Guqin Guqin
rog French horn
Oktokontra-alt klarinet Octocontra-alto clarinet
G klarinet G clarinet
Hurdy gurdy Hurdy-gurdy
evfonij Euphonium
Odličen bas Great bass
Bas pozavna Bass trombone
Kitara z dvojnim vratom Double-neck guitar
Električna kitara Electric guitar
Veena Veena
Ukulele Ukulele
Bas kitara Bass guitar
Oktavna mandolina Octave mandolin
Subkontrabas saksofon Subcontrabass saxophone
Kontrabas Contrabass
Električna bas kitara Electric bass guitar
National Steel National Steel
Večkomorna okarina Multi-chambered ocarina
Kontrabas tuba Contrabass tuba
Koncertne citre Concert zither
Večvratne kitare Multi-necked guitars
Cebljani cimbali Hammered dulcimer
Chitarra battente Chitarra battente
Baritonska kitara Baritone guitar
Gosli Fiddle
Kitara z dvanajstimi strunami Twelve-string guitar
Piccolo violončelo Piccolo cello
Bas bendžo Bass banjo
Bluegrass banjo Bluegrass banjo
Santoor Santoor
Kitara z desetimi strunami Ten-string guitar
Kontrabas ukulele Contrabass ukulele
Rabab ali rubaba Rabab or rubab
Sheng Sheng
Bas/bariton oboa Bass/Baritone oboe
Bas ukulele Bass ukulele
Dvojna kontrabas flavta Double contrabass flute
Baročna trobenta Baroque trumpet
Basset rog Basset horn
Kontraalt flavta Contra-alto flute
Mandolina Mandolin
Činela Cymbal
Bas Bass
Marimba Marimba
Esraj Esraj

Music Theory Vocabulary

Slovenian Music Theory

You can easily find these words in any Slovenian dictionary. Finding Slovenian music vocabulary might not be that hard. Still, there isn't a Slovenian learning resource or Slovenian vocabulary book that can guide you on saying the words used in the music theory in Slovenian.

Here is a list of all the Slovenian words found in the music theory, which can enhance your Slovenian vocabulary and thus improve your fundamental communication skills.

Slovenian Vocabulary English Translation
Kontrapunkt Counterpoint
Cel Počitek Whole Rest
Staccato Staccato
Supertonik Supertonic
Sostenuto Sostenuto
Četrtinski Počitek Quarter Rest
Demisemiquaver Demisemiquaver
Fuga Fugue
Časovni Podpis Time Signature
Steblo Stem
Pospeševanje Accelerando
Prestolo Presto
Eolski Način Aeolian Mode
Interval Interval
Oktavo Octave
Tablatura Tablature
Mezzo Klavir Mezzo Piano
Andante Andante
Stanovanje Flat
Tresoč Počitek Quaver Rest
Naglas Accent
Vivace Vivace
Prizvok Overtone
Manjšega Minor
Znamenje Dihanja Breath Mark
Ornament Ornament
Pesante Pesante
Disonanca Dissonance
Tenuto Tenuto
Trepetati Quaver
Ključ Key
Semplice Semplice
Lestvici Scale
V Redu Fine
Kvačkanje Crotchet
Večglasje Polyphony
Teorijo Theory
Pentatonik Pentatonic
Dvaintrideseta Nota Thirty-Second Note
Fermata Fermata
Allegro Allegro
Harmonike Harmonics
Rubato Rubato
Dinamika Dynamics
Oktatonični Octatonic
Segno Segno
Peti Fifth
Moderato Moderato
Animato Animato
Kanon Canon
Poco A Poco Poco A Poco
Zaporedje Sequence
Lokrski Način Locrian Mode
Palica Stave
Jazz Jazz
Religioso Religioso
Akord Chord
Opera Opera
Blues Blues
Šestnajsta Nota Sixteenth Note
Adagio Adagio
Četrtinka Quarter Note
Furioso Furioso
Semiquaver Semiquaver
Scherzo Scherzo
Forzando Forzando
Višina Tona Pitch
Igraj Play
Con Brio Con Brio
Pol Koraka Half Step
Prenos Transposition
Hemidemisemiquaver Hemidemisemiquaver
Harmonični Mol Harmonic Minor
Ključ Clef
Premagati Beat
Frigijski Način Phrygian Mode
Fraza Phrase
Rokenrol Rock And Roll
Libreto Libretto
Podpis Ključa Key Signature
Počitek Rest
Klavir Piano
Osebje Staff
Blaženje Slur
Da Capo Da Capo
Arpeggio Arpeggio
Triada Triad
Sinkopa Syncopation
Meriti Measure
Lidijski Način Lydian Mode
Manjša Tretjina Minor Third
Simfonijo Symphony
Molto Molto
Tembra Timbre
Melodični Mol Melodic Minor
Largo Largo
Zastavo Flag
Sonata Sonata
Opombe Notes
Subdominantna Subdominant
Kadenca Cadence
Naravno Natural
Ritem Rhythm
Dolce Dolce
Koda Coda
Grob Grave
Major Major
Krog Petin Circle Of Fifths
Triton Tritone
Marcato Marcato
Osma Nota Eighth Note
Trojčki Triplets
Allegretto Allegretto
Rallentando Rallentando
Cantabile Cantabile
Decrescendo Decrescendo
Diatonično Diatonic
Tempo Tempo
Naravni Mol Natural Minor
Melodijo Melody
Cel Korak Whole Step
Sforzando Sforzando
Legato Legato
Mirno Tranquillo
Glasba Music
Lento Lento
Scherzando Scherzando
Subito Subito
Ponovite Repeat
Jonski Način Ionian Mode
Pizzicato Pizzicato
Semper Sempre
Intonacija Intonation
Bas Bass
Celotonska Lestvica Whole Tone Scale
Fortissimo Fortissimo
Primerjava Simile
Ostro Sharp
Mezzo Forte Mezzo Forte
Polovična Opomba Half Note
Temo Theme
Arioso Arioso
Bar Bar
Espressivo Espressivo
Andantino Andantino
Močna Forte
Pianissimo Pianissimo
Izum Invention
Kravata Tie
Zapis Notation
Četrti Fourth
Meter Meter
Dorian Način Dorian Mode
Štiriinšestdeseta Nota Sixty-Fourth Note
Glavna Tretjina Major Third
Osmi Počitek Eighth Rest
Crescendo Crescendo
Kromatska Lestvica Chromatic Scale
Vibrato Vibrato
Sotto Voce Sotto Voce
Prestissimo Prestissimo
Cela Opomba Whole Note
Grandiozo Grandioso
Ritard Ritard
Tril Trill
Pentatonična Lestvica Pentatonic Scale
Miksolidski Način Mixolydian Mode
Harmonija Harmony
Diminuendo Diminuendo
Prevladujoč Dominant
Visoki Toni Treble
Modulacija Modulation
Minimalno Minim
Vrstica Glavne Knjige Ledger Line
Harmonični Dur Harmonic Major
Tonik Tonic

Throw Your Basic Slovenian Dictionary

Learn Slovenian

We are sure this guide to Slovenian music-related vocab was helpful for you to begin your learning journey. Now, it's time to throw your Slovenian dictionary out because that might not be the most helpful resource for learning Slovenian. If you intend to learn the language strictly, try to explore Ling App.

Ling is an excellent resource for you. Studying can be a bit boring, but Ling App ensures to make it fun for you. You can download the app now or check out the official website for more information. 

We have also uploaded other helpful blog posts, including Slovenian transportation vocabulary and Disaster-related Slovenian vocabulary.

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