A short grace note after an essential melodic note

"Nachschlag", a term rooted in German and literally translating to "after the beat", represents a musical ornamentation technique.

The execution of a nachschlag closely resembles that of the "Appoggiatura", but with a subtle distinction: in the nachschlag, the sequence commences with the main note, succeeded by one or two auxiliary notes following the main note. Conversely, the Appoggiatura commences with the auxiliary note leading into the main note. This ornamental note serves as a prevalent means of infusing musicality and emotional expression, contributing variations and decorative embellishments to the music.

The nachschlag stands as a widely utilized ornamentation technique in the realm of music, finding applicability across diverse instruments and musical styles.