Terms in this set (50)
Double Bar Line
Used At End
Treble Clef (G CLEF)
Locates G On The Treble Staff
Bass Clef (F CLEF)
Locates F On The Bass Clef
Numbers at the beginning of a measure.
Connects the treble and bass staff with a brace
To make a mearsure silent
Notes Played Together
3 or more notes played together
When notes are on the same line of space and joined with a curved line
In a slow tempo and dignified in style
Used to identify chord names
Dotted Half Note
How loud or soft you play
Curved line over or under notes on different lines or spaces.
when a piece is missing a count in its measure
"#" Means to play the note to the right of it a half step higher.
3 noted of a chord are played together
When the 3 noted of a chord are played separately
The right pedal, any tone you sound will continue after you release the key.
A gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music.
A decrease in loudness
A mark over a note or rest that is to be lengthened by an unspecified amount.
A note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note or half a quarter note.
Dotted Quarter Note
With each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others.
A series of eight notes occupying the interval between (and including) two notes, one having twice or half the frequency of vibration of the other. (skipping 6 white keys)
Before a note means play the next key to the left, whether black or white.
The distance from any key to the very next key above or below (black or white).
Is equal to 2 half steps. Skip one key (black or white).
Four pitches within the span of 5 semitones (the interval called a perfect 4th). Later, tetrachords were used to construct modes (predecessors of our present scales).
Made of two tetrachords joined by a whole step.
A set of three notes that can be stacked in thirds. The three notes of a triad are Root (1) Third (3) Fifth (5) .
Cancels a sharp or flat. A note after a natural sign is always a white key!
Means the rest for the value of an eighth note.
Means play with a special emphasis.
When a wavy line appears beside a chord, the chord is arpeggiated (broken or rolled). Play the lowest note first, and quickly add the next higher notes one at a time until the chord is complete. The first note is played on the beat.
Relative Minor Key
Begins on the 6th tone of the major scale. Every major key has a relative minor key that has the same key signature.
Displace the beats or accents in (music or a rhythm) so that strong beats become weak and vice versa.
Any sharp or flat not contained in the signature.
A natural minor scale has the same notes as its relative major scale, but is built starting from the sixth note of the relative major scale.
When three notes are grouped together with a figure "3" above or below the notes.