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Get Inspired! Episode 1

Use these cards to accompany Episode 1 of a series created to inspire pianists of all ages. Find the episodes at 88pianokeys.me.
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Adagio
Slow, at ease
Allegro
a brisk and "happy" tempo
Andante
a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
Baroque
a music style period with elaborate ornamentation from 1600-1750
Classical
a music style period defined by elegant melodies from 1750-1825
Chopin
Composer and pianist born in Poland but lived mostly in France from the Romantic style period (1810-1849).
Known as the "poet of the piano."
Fur Elise
A famous piece by Ludwig van Beethoven written for a student named Elise. Is also titled Bagatelle in Aminor.
Encore
an extra or repeated performance
Boogie Woogie
A piano style using the blues progression where the pianist plays a repeated pattern (ostinato) with his left hand, down in the low range of the piano, while improvising patterns with his right hand.
Moderato
medium tempo
Lento
slowly
Blues
A 12-bar chord progression that is usually played in a slow, mournful style. Derives from southern Black American songs.
Tambourine
A percussion instrument consisting of a small drumhead with jingling disks fitted into the rim, usually played by shaking and striking with the hand.
Presto
at a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)
Concerto
a composition for orchestra and a soloist
Vivace
lively and fast tempo
Largo
slowly and broadly
Mozart
an Austrian composer and child prodigy of the Classical style period