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 Fermata Friday: CHRISTMAS EDITION Stocking Stuffer Freebies 12/25/2015 My 3 Favorite Yoga Poses for Teacher Stress 01/22/2017 “THREE THINGS THAT WENT WELL” WEEK 2 09/14/2015 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Sign me up for your mailing list.