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Primo Theory Level 7 Definitions

Musical terms found in the Level 7 TMTA Whitlock state theory tests
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adagio
A slow tempo
allegro
A fast tempo
animato
Animated, lively
asymmetrical meter
The combination of two simple meters where the pulse cannot be divided into 2, 3 or 4 beats per measure
binary form
A piece that has two parts (sections A and B)
cadence
A resting point in the music
chromatic half step
A half step using the same letter name (C - C#)
compound meter
A meter in which the beat can be subdivided into groups of three
consonance
The mixing of sounds that blend well
con moto
With motion
diatonic half step
A half step spelled using two different letter names - a minor second (C - Db)
diatonic whole step
A whole step spelled using two different letter names - a major second (B - C#)
dissonance
The mixing of sounds that do not blend well together, that produce a discord
dolce
Sweetly
double flat
Lowers a tone a whole step
double sharp
Raises a tone a whole step
dominant triad
The triad built on the fifth note of the scale
lento
A slow tempo
major interval
The intervals found in a major scale using scale degrees 1-2, 1-3, 1-6 and 1-7
major third
An interval spanning four half steps, spelled as a skip
meter
The organizing pattern of strong and weak beats
minor scale
A scale using the following whole and half step pattern: W-H-W-W-H-W-W
minor third
An interval spanning three half steps, spelled as a skip
natural minor scale
A scale using the following whole and half step pattern: W-H-W-W-H-W-W
octave
An interval of two notes that are eight steps apart and share the same name
perfect interval
The intervals found in a major scale using scale degrees 1-1, 1-4, 1-5, 1-8
piu mosso
More motion, quicker
poco a poco
Little by little
rallentando
Slowing the tempo
sempre
Always
simple meter
A meter in which the beat can be subdivided into groups of two
suite
A collection or set of pieces that are related to each other in some way
syncopation
The emphasis of beats which are normally weak in a meter, an off-beat
theme and variation
A piece that states a musical idea in the opening section which is then altered melodically and rhythmically
ternary form
A piece that has three parts (ABA form)
triad root
The note a triad is built on, giving the triad its name
triad fifth
The highest pitch of a triad which is a fifth above the root
triad third
The middle pitch of a triad which is a third above the root
unison
An interval that repeats the very same pitch
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