10 terms

music appreciation 5.09 quiz

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Which musical parameter describes changes in volume in a piece of music?
dynamics
True or false: Every member of a band or orchestra always plays at the same dynamic level.
false
Which Italian term means, to gradually decrease in volume?
decrescendo
What does the tempo marking andante mean?
at a walking pace
What is the function of a metronome?
to divide a minute evenly into beats
Which tempo might a funeral march be played at?
adagio
Which term names notes that are played smoothly with no separation between them?
legato
Which answer names the articulation markings for the notes from left to right?
staccato, accent, sforzando
Which term describes the speed of the beats in a piece of music?
tempo
What is the Italian term for a loud volume?
forte