Music Consept Vocab

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This are the vocabulary words for this music concepts quiz!

staff

set of 5 horizontal lines that music is written on

time signature

a pair of numbers at the beginning of the music that tell you how to count

pitch

how high or low a note is

rest

a silence in music

musical alphabet

a, b, c, d, e, f, g,

key signature

sharps or flats next to the clef

rhythm

a pattern of sounds of particular length

bar lines

vertical lines used to organize the staff into measures

sharps, flats, naturals

signs changing the pitch of notes

transposing

rewriting music in a different pitch

phrases

a musical sentence

lyrics

words set to music

music

organized sound

scale

the sequence of notes going up or down in which intervals follow a fixed pattern

soprano, alto, tenor, bass

the main type of voices in a choir

dynamics

how loud or soft the music is

tie

two or more notes of the same pitch joined by a curve line

crescendo

to become gradually louder

decrescendo

to become gradually softer

tempo

the speed of the music

largo

very slow

adagio

slowly with great expression

andante

moving slowly

ritardando

gradually slower

allegro

lively

presto

very fast

P (piano)

softly

PP (pianissimo)

very softly

f (forte)

loud, strong

ff (fortissimo)

very loud

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