Primo Theory Level 5 Definitions
Musical terms found in Level 5 of the TMTA Whitlock state theory tests.
A tempo indicating a moderate 'walking speed'
A sharp, flat or natural sign
A resting point in the music
Three or more tones sounding together
Sharp, flat or natural signs; an accidental
Growing louder, "cresc."
Repeat from the beginning
Repeat from the point marked by a sign, usually
Growing softer, "cresc."
Growing softer, "dim."
The fifth tone of a scale, scale degree five
A triad built on the fifth scale degree
Notes which use more than one spelling for the same pitch
The distance from one key to the very next key
This type of interval occurs when two tones are played at the same time.
The distance in pitch between two tones
The first pitch (degree) of a scale, tonic
The arrangement of sharps or flats after the clef sign
Lines added above or below the staff to extend it
Play in a smooth and connected manner
Eight stepping notes made up of the following half and whole step pattern: W-W-H-W-W-W-H
A triad which has four half steps (major 3rd) between the bottom and middle tone, and three half steps (minor 3rd) between the middle and top tone
This type of interval occurs when two tones are played in sequence, one after the other.
The organizing pattern of strong and weak beats
A tempo a little faster than Andante
A short, distinctive rhythmic or melodic idea used repeatedly
A sign that cancels a sharp or flat
An interval spanning a distance of eight tones
order of flats
The order in which flats appear in a key signature
order of sharps
The order in which sharps appear in a key signature
A note or notes added to "beat" notes of music, embellishing the music
A series of five musical tones
A scale that has only five tones
Triads built on scale degrees 1, 4 and 5
A sequence of stepping tones
The fourth tone of a scale, scale degree four
The emphasis of beats which are normally weak in a meter, an off-beat
The speed of steady beats, moving in time
A scale of four tones
An interval of two steps, a skip
Two numbers, one on top of the other, that indicate the number of beats per measure and the note value that receives one beat.
A curved line that connects two notes of the same pitch
The first pitch (degree) of a scale, same as 'keynote'
A triad built on the first scale degree
A three note chord, stacked in thirds
An interval spanning two half steps (Ex. C to D)
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