G Name for the fifth pitch of a C-Major scale. On the piano, the fifth white note above middle C.
gallant style A light and elegant style of the classical period (1750-1820) that uses less ornamentation than the baroque period. This style was more appreciated by the middle class and secular audiences because of its more direct and simple style. Johann Sebastian Bach’s son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), was one of the main composers of this style.
gangsta rap A type of hip-hop music reflecting urban youth’s violent lifestyles. Rap groups such as N.W.A. and Ice T made this genre popular in the late 1980s and early ’90s. It’s a controversial genre due to its use of lyrics promoting drug use, promiscuity, violence, and materialism.