Slovenian Music Related Vocab: 350+ Easy Words

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 the Slovenian language.

Slovenian Music Related Vocab

To get the proper Slovenian translation, you might need an English-Slovenian dictionary or a Slovenian-English dictionary. Such an approach might give you the meanings of words and phrases 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 related Vocab

Musical Instruments Vocabulary

Slovenian vocabularyEnglish Translation
GajdeBagpipes
StilofonStylophone
Visoki ali altTreble or alto
Sopran saksofonSoprano saxophone
C melodija saksofonaC melody saxophone
kitaro (urugvajo)Guitarron/Guitarrón (uruguayo)
PipaPipa
Kontrafagot/dvojni fagotContrabassoon/double bassoon
Oktavna kitaraOctave guitar
Kitara z dvanajst vratTwelve-neck guitar
Sopranska pozavnaSoprano trombone
ObesiteHang
Kontrabas flavtaContrabass flute
Sopraninska pozavnaSopranino trombone
Tremolo harmonikaTremolo harmonica
violinaViolin
TenoroonTenoroon
HarmonikaAccordion
Kitara s štirimi vratomQuadruple-neck guitar
Hiperbas flavtaHyperbass flute
Sub-subkontrabasSub-subcontrabass
FlorkitaraFlorguitar
Dvojni basDouble bass
TereminTheremin
SursingerSursinger
ViolaViola
HarfaHarp
trikotnikTriangle
BanjoBanjo
TubaxTubax
Sopranino klarinetSopranino clarinet
Alt pozavnaAlto trombone
Basset klarinetBasset clarinet
Klasična kitaraClassical guitar
SuonaSuona
ErhuErhu
DidgeridooDidgeridoo
Renesančna pozavnaRenaissance trombone
Žepna ukulelePocket ukulele
Tenor violinaTenor violin
Indijski banjoIndian Banjo
FagotBassoon
Tenor pozavnaTenor trombone
ViolončeloCello
SarindaSarinda
ksilofonXylophone
klavirPiano
A♭ klarinetA♭ clarinet
Zvočne citreOvertone zither
Akustična kitara z jeklenimi strunamiSteel-string acoustic guitar
kitaraGuitar
YotarYotar
GongGong
SarangiSarangi
Flamenko kitaraFlamenco guitar
Osemstrunski tenorEight-string tenor
TubaTuba
Šeststrunski tenorSix-string tenor
Bas flavtaBass flute
BongoBongo
TenorTenor
Klarineta za ljubezenClarinette d’amour
ChenGong harmonikaChenGong harmonica
Štiristrunski bendžoFour-stringed banjo
citreZither
D klarinetD clarinet
TimpaniTimpani
VenovaVenova
Bas tubaBass tuba
ViolaViola
SoprilloSoprillo
Kitara s šestim vratomSix-neck guitar
Kontrabas pozavnaContrabass trombone
HarmonijHarmonium
VenovaVenova
Bas klarinetBass clarinet
ČembaloHarpsichord
Kitara z devetimi strunamiNine-string guitar
Mando-basMando-bass
Oktokontrabas klarinetOctocontrabass clarinet
Alt klarinetAlto clarinet
Baritonska ukuleleBaritone ukulele
OrgleOrgan
Guitarra quinta huapangueraGuitarra quinta huapanguera
kitaro (mehiška)Guitarrón (mexicano)
U-basU-bass
klavikordClavichord
klarinetClarinet
HulusiHulusi
Škatla za cigare ukuleleCigar box ukulele
SopraninoSopranino
Obesek okarinaPendant ocarina
Bas trobentaBass trumpet
Kitare z najlonskimi strunamiNylon-string guitars
GuzhengGuzheng
Prečna okarinaTransverse ocarina
violončelo (violončelo)Cello (violoncello)
Lili’uLili’u
Piccolo klarinetPiccolo clarinet
Bas trobentaBass trumpet
saksofonSaxophone
Okarina s ključemKeyed ocarina
SteelpanSteelpan
Sopranska trobentaSoprano trumpet
MandocelloMandocello
Tenor kitaraTenor guitar
Bas saksofonBass saxophone
Tenor bendžoTenor banjo
MelodicaMelodica
Banjo violončeloBanjo cello
Diatonična harmonikaDiatonic harmonica
Kitara v škatli za cigareCigar box guitar
ChimtaChimta
Petstrunski tenorFive-string tenor
alpske citre (harfne citre)Alpine zither (harp zither)
Subcontra basSubcontra bass
Ventilska pozavnaValve trombone
Steklena harmonikaGlass harmonica
BerimbauBerimbau
E♭ klarinetE♭ clarinet
SurozSuroz
AlghozaAlghoza
Sopranino saksofonSopranino saxophone
PozavnaTrombone
Pet-vratna kitaraFive-neck guitar
Škatlasti bobenBox drum
Harf kitaraHarp guitar
MandolaMandola
Alt saksofonAlto saxophone
Akustična kitaraAcoustic guitar
Alto kitaraAlto guitar
GarkleinGarklein
C sopran saksofonC Soprano saxophone
Thundertube (pomladni boben)Thundertube (Spring Drum)
Citra banjoZither banjo
WhamolaWhamola
Viola d’amoreViola d’amore
Orkesterska harmonikaOrchestral harmonica
Kitara s sedmimi vratoviSeven-neck guitar
Kitarske citreGuitar zither
Sladka okarinaSlide ocarina
XaphoonXaphoon
Kitare s črevesnimi strunamiGut-stringed guitars
GhatamGhatam
EktaraEktara
Cor anglais/angleški rogCor anglais/English horn
Bariton saksofonBaritone saxophone
KlarinetA clarinet
Petstrunski bendžoFive-stringed banjo
PiccoloPiccolo
snemalnikRecorder
Jeklena kitara s pedalomPedal steel guitar
DhimeDhime
HarmonikaHarmonica
Pan ceviPan Pipes
Električna violinaElectric violin
FusetarFusetar
kitaro (chileno)Guitarrón (chileno)
Osem vratna kitaraEight-neck guitar
GlockenspielGlockenspiel
Šeststrunski bendžoSix-stringed banjo
Piccolo violinaPiccolo violino
oktobasOctobass
Kontrabas klarinetContrabass clarinet
PennywhistlePennywhistle
OudOud
Resofonična kitaraResophonic guitar
Cor anglaisCor anglais
Piccolo oboe/Oboe musettePiccolo oboe/Oboe musette
flavtaFlute
OtamatoneOtamatone
C klarinetC clarinet
SarodSarod
DiziDizi
Sedemstrunska kitaraSeven-string guitar
Jeklene kitareLap steel guitars
SitarSitar
KalimbaKalimba
KornetCornet
SintetizatorSynthesizer
Osemstrunska kitaraEight-string guitar
Subkontrabas flavtaSubcontrabass flute
B♭ klarinetB♭ clarinet
GuqinGuqin
rogFrench horn
Oktokontra-alt klarinetOctocontra-alto clarinet
G klarinetG clarinet
Hurdy gurdyHurdy-gurdy
evfonijEuphonium
Odličen basGreat bass
Bas pozavnaBass trombone
Kitara z dvojnim vratomDouble-neck guitar
Električna kitaraElectric guitar
VeenaVeena
UkuleleUkulele
Bas kitaraBass guitar
Oktavna mandolinaOctave mandolin
Subkontrabas saksofonSubcontrabass saxophone
KontrabasContrabass
Električna bas kitaraElectric bass guitar
National SteelNational Steel
Večkomorna okarinaMulti-chambered ocarina
Kontrabas tubaContrabass tuba
Koncertne citreConcert zither
Večvratne kitareMulti-necked guitars
Cebljani cimbaliHammered dulcimer
Chitarra battenteChitarra battente
Baritonska kitaraBaritone guitar
GosliFiddle
Kitara z dvanajstimi strunamiTwelve-string guitar
Piccolo violončeloPiccolo cello
Bas bendžoBass banjo
Bluegrass banjoBluegrass banjo
SantoorSantoor
Kitara z desetimi strunamiTen-string guitar
Kontrabas ukuleleContrabass ukulele
Rabab ali rubabaRabab or rubab
ShengSheng
Bas/bariton oboaBass/Baritone oboe
Bas ukuleleBass ukulele
Dvojna kontrabas flavtaDouble contrabass flute
Baročna trobentaBaroque trumpet
Basset rogBasset horn
Kontraalt flavtaContra-alto flute
MandolinaMandolin
ČinelaCymbal
BasBass
MarimbaMarimba
EsrajEsraj
Slovenian Music Theory

Music Theory Vocabulary

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 music theory. This can enhance your Slovenian vocabulary and thus improve your fundamental communication skills.

Slovenian VocabularyEnglish Translation
KontrapunktCounterpoint
Cel PočitekWhole Rest
StaccatoStaccato
SupertonikSupertonic
SostenutoSostenuto
Četrtinski PočitekQuarter Rest
DemisemiquaverDemisemiquaver
FugaFugue
Časovni PodpisTime Signature
StebloStem
PospeševanjeAccelerando
PrestoloPresto
Eolski NačinAeolian Mode
IntervalInterval
OktavoOctave
TablaturaTablature
Mezzo KlavirMezzo Piano
AndanteAndante
StanovanjeFlat
Tresoč PočitekQuaver Rest
NaglasAccent
VivaceVivace
PrizvokOvertone
ManjšegaMinor
Znamenje DihanjaBreath Mark
OrnamentOrnament
PesantePesante
DisonancaDissonance
TenutoTenuto
TrepetatiQuaver
KljučKey
SempliceSemplice
LestviciScale
V ReduFine
KvačkanjeCrotchet
VečglasjePolyphony
TeorijoTheory
PentatonikPentatonic
Dvaintrideseta NotaThirty-Second Note
FermataFermata
AllegroAllegro
HarmonikeHarmonics
RubatoRubato
DinamikaDynamics
OktatoničniOctatonic
SegnoSegno
PetiFifth
ModeratoModerato
AnimatoAnimato
KanonCanon
Poco A PocoPoco A Poco
ZaporedjeSequence
Lokrski NačinLocrian Mode
PalicaStave
JazzJazz
ReligiosoReligioso
AkordChord
OperaOpera
BluesBlues
Šestnajsta NotaSixteenth Note
AdagioAdagio
ČetrtinkaQuarter Note
FuriosoFurioso
SemiquaverSemiquaver
ScherzoScherzo
ForzandoForzando
Višina TonaPitch
IgrajPlay
Con BrioCon Brio
Pol KorakaHalf Step
PrenosTransposition
HemidemisemiquaverHemidemisemiquaver
Harmonični MolHarmonic Minor
KljučClef
PremagatiBeat
Frigijski NačinPhrygian Mode
FrazaPhrase
RokenrolRock And Roll
LibretoLibretto
Podpis KljučaKey Signature
PočitekRest
KlavirPiano
OsebjeStaff
BlaženjeSlur
Da CapoDa Capo
ArpeggioArpeggio
TriadaTriad
SinkopaSyncopation
MeritiMeasure
Lidijski NačinLydian Mode
Manjša TretjinaMinor Third
SimfonijoSymphony
MoltoMolto
TembraTimbre
Melodični MolMelodic Minor
LargoLargo
ZastavoFlag
SonataSonata
OpombeNotes
SubdominantnaSubdominant
KadencaCadence
NaravnoNatural
RitemRhythm
DolceDolce
KodaCoda
GrobGrave
MajorMajor
Krog PetinCircle Of Fifths
TritonTritone
MarcatoMarcato
Osma NotaEighth Note
TrojčkiTriplets
AllegrettoAllegretto
RallentandoRallentando
CantabileCantabile
DecrescendoDecrescendo
DiatoničnoDiatonic
TempoTempo
Naravni MolNatural Minor
MelodijoMelody
Cel KorakWhole Step
SforzandoSforzando
LegatoLegato
MirnoTranquillo
GlasbaMusic
LentoLento
ScherzandoScherzando
SubitoSubito
PonoviteRepeat
Jonski NačinIonian Mode
PizzicatoPizzicato
SemperSempre
IntonacijaIntonation
BasBass
Celotonska LestvicaWhole Tone Scale
FortissimoFortissimo
PrimerjavaSimile
OstroSharp
Mezzo ForteMezzo Forte
Polovična OpombaHalf Note
TemoTheme
AriosoArioso
BarBar
EspressivoEspressivo
AndantinoAndantino
MočnaForte
PianissimoPianissimo
IzumInvention
KravataTie
ZapisNotation
ČetrtiFourth
MeterMeter
Dorian NačinDorian Mode
Štiriinšestdeseta NotaSixty-Fourth Note
Glavna TretjinaMajor Third
Osmi PočitekEighth Rest
CrescendoCrescendo
Kromatska LestvicaChromatic Scale
VibratoVibrato
Sotto VoceSotto Voce
PrestissimoPrestissimo
Cela OpombaWhole Note
GrandiozoGrandioso
RitardRitard
TrilTrill
Pentatonična LestvicaPentatonic Scale
Miksolidski NačinMixolydian Mode
HarmonijaHarmony
DiminuendoDiminuendo
PrevladujočDominant
Visoki ToniTreble
ModulacijaModulation
MinimalnoMinim
Vrstica Glavne KnjigeLedger Line
Harmonični DurHarmonic Major
TonikTonic

What Is Slovenian Music?

There might be many languages in Slovenia, but the most common one is the language of music and expressing 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 famous 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 – )

Throw Your Basic Slovenian Dictionary

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. Before you say good night to your dictionary, you need to learn about other alternatives. If you intend to learn the language strictly, try to explore the Ling app.

Ling is an excellent resource for you. Studying can be a bit boring, but the 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.

Happy Learning!

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