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World of Music Gr 4 Set 3

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piano music
music that can describe a person, an event, a mood or nature
title of a piece of music
gives important clues about the "story"
Melody, rhythm, tempo and dynamics
musical elements which composers use in piano music to tell a story without words
melody
tune of a piece
rhythm
the lasting time of musical sounds
tempo
the speed of steady beats moving in time
dynamics
the levels of softness or loudness in music
in-key chords
sound stable and smooth
chromatic chords
sound unstable
chromatic
containing many extra notes (sharps, flats, natural) not found in the scale or key of a composition
harpsichord
a keyboard instrument of the Baroque Era
harpsichord strings
strings which are plucked rather than struck by hammers
ornaments
different kinds of melodic turns and trills
Robert Schumann
German composer in the Romantic Era
Album for the Young
set of piano pieces written by Schumann
Bartok
a Hungarian composer who moved to the United States. He wrote piano music for students
legato
play the notes smoothly
mezzo forte
play the notes medium loud
staccato
bouncing or disconnected
pentatonic scale
a scale that has only five notes