What does Anacrusis Mean? 08/30/2015 Uncategorized What is this word and what does it mean for Musicians? Here’s a very good link to a website that will give you the full explanation… LEARNING ROSEGARDEN Here’s the short version…It’s the Upbeat…. And not to be too outrageous at this point…you can find many ‘UPBEAT’ music products at my store….Thanks for reading and Following along. anacrusis [an-uh-kroo-sis] Spell Syllables Word Origin noun, plural anacruses [an-uh-kroo-seez] (Show IPA) 1. Prosody. an unstressed syllable or syllable group that begins a line ofverse but is not counted as part of the first foot. 2. Music. the note or notes preceding a downbeat; upbeat. You Might Also Like The Last Month of School–NOW WHAT? 05/09/2015 Fermata Friday: CHRISTMAS EDITION Stocking Stuffer Freebies 12/25/2015 10 Ways to Use Balls in the Music Class Room 05/07/2018 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Sign me up for your mailing list.