A short grace note after an essential melodic note

Nachschlag, which means "after-beat" in German, is one of the ornamentation techniques in music. The playing technique of a nachschlag is similar to an appoggiatura, but with a difference: a nachschlag begins by playing the main note, followed by one or two auxiliary notes played after the main note. In contrast, an appoggiatura starts with the auxiliary note.

Writer: Frankie Chan