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HS Music Dept Vocabulary Year 3
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very soft (pp)
medium soft (mp)
medium loud (mf)
very loud (ff)
gradually increasing in volume
a sudden strong accent of a single note or chord. (sfz.)
Poco a poco
little by little, gradually
Hold the note for an indefinite amount of time.
a complete break or stoppage in music
Indicates stress or emphasis on the beginning of a note
curved line that connects two or more notes of different pitches to indicate that they are to be performed in legato style without separation.
detached or disconnected in sound or style indicated by a dot above or below the note
smooth and connected
marked; with emphasis; short and accented.
fully sustained, occasionally even a bit longer than the note value requires
a musical sentence.
gradually slowing down
gradually slower and broader
gradually increasing in tempo
return to the original tempo
very slow in tempo and broad in manner
a brisk and lively tempo
very fast and lively
a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
a flexible tempo using slight variations of speed to enhance musical expression
tells how many beats are in each measure and what kind of note gets one beat
the line that separates measures
sharps or flats at the beginning of each staff to indicate which pitches are to be raised or lowered from their natural state during the piece
In sheet music, a symbol at the beginning of the staff defining the pitch of the notes found in that particular staff
return to the beginning
go back to the sign
the closing section of a musical composition
an alteration of a note not indicated by the key signature.
this symbol (#) indicates a note should be raised by a half step.
this symbol (b) indicates a note should be lowered by a half step.
a symbol for a duration of silence.
a collection of all parts in a composition to be used by the conductor.
a set of five horizontal lines and four spaces that represent a different musical pitch
the volume gets softer.
refers to pitches/notes in sequence that form a pattern.
the rate of speed at which a piece of music moves
indicates that a piece is to be sung without accompaniment
the way a note or sound is started and/or ended.
one cycle of inspiration/expiration.
when all parts are playing/singing the same pitch.
a span of notes that a singer is able to sing, or an instrumentalist is able to play.
the distance between two pitches.
a preparatory beat(s) that precedes the first downbeat in a piece.
an accidental which cancels previous accidentals and represents the unaltered pitch of a note.
a musician's realization of pitch accuracy (sharp or flat).
the use and shaping of the facial muscles to create sound on a wind instrument.
two parallel, vertical lines that indicate the end of a piece.
a curved line used to connect two notes of the same pitch in which the note values are combined.
the quality of a musical sound that distinguishes different voices or musical instruments.
notes to be played without separation
a preparatory beat the precedes the first downbeat
speech or sound quality created by a singer
the musical material found between two bar lines
to play "with spirit" or "with vigor"
singing performed without accompaniment
music written for a small group, originally intended to be played in a small space
a piece of music adapted for performance for a particular set of voices or instruments
a dull repetition of sound
2 or more pitches sounded at the same time
the organization and structure of a composition
a harsh or disagreeable combination of sounds that creates a feeling of tension, needing to be resolved
a combination of sounds that give a pleasing effect with a feeling of satisfaction and rest
directions to a performer, given through symbols, that indicate specific characteristics for the attack, duration, and decay of notes
related to a specific key or tone
a technique used by vocalist and wind players
the distance between two pitches
the distance between notes of the same letter name
accuracy of pitch of a singer or instrumentalist's individual note
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