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Elements of Music -6th Grade (All Terms!)

Terms and "Ingredients" for creating and listening to music.
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Tempo
The speed of the beat
Presto
Very Fast
Allegro
Fast
Moderato
Medium / Moderate
Largo
Very Slow
Adagio
Slow
Accelerando (acc.)
Gradually getting faster
Ritardando (rit.)
Gradually getting slower
Dynamics
The volume of the music
piano (p)
soft
pianissimo (pp)
very soft
mezzo piano (mp)
medium soft
mezzo forte (mf)
medium loud
fortissimo (ff)
very loud
Crescendo
gradually getting louder
Decrescendo/Diminuendo
gradually getting softer
Articulation
How the notes are pronounced/played
Staccato
short and detached notes
Legato
Smooth and connected notes
Accented
Heavy and emphasized notes
Rhythm
The organization or pattern of the notes and rests
Meter
how the beats are grouped (time signature)
Melody
The main tune, the most important part
Harmony
When two or more notes are played together, accompaniment- Supports the melody!
Timbre
The instrument or voice's distinct sound, unique quality
Pitch
The highs and lows of notes
Treble Clef
Shows Higher pitches
Bass Clef
Lower pitches
Form
The way the music is put together, the sections of the music, the structure of a piece (Chapters in a book)
Verse/Chorus
Form of most pop-music
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