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tempo gradually gets faster
symbols such as sharps or flats and naturals that raise or lower a pitch.
slow speed (not too slow)
fast tempo / speed
play the music at a moderately slow speed.
a vertical line on the staff to separate measures in a composition.
a straight line connecting two or more notes such as eighth and sixteenth notes.
a musical pulse or unit of time / the steady pulse of music.
a combination of three or more notes sounding at the same time / multiple notes sounding simultaneously
a symbol placed at the beginning of the staff to indicate names of lines and spaces.
the director of a group of musicians
gradually get louder
gradually get softer
a small symbol placed to the right of a note that increases the duration of the note by one half.
symbols that indicate a change in volume of a song
Two notes that sound the same but are spelled differently.
a pause in the music, indicated by a curved arc and a dot
a symbol written to the left of a note that lowers the pitch by a half step.
the distance between one key and the next adjacent white or black key on a keyboard.
slow and stately
a small line written above or below the staff to extend the range of notation.
playing notes in a smooth, connected manner
the space between one bar line and the next.
medium tempo / speed
the interval between two adjacent notes of the same name.
a large group of instrumentalists consisting of woodwind, brass, string and percussion sections.
a scale having five tones to the octave, usually avoiding half steps
a complete musical thought
pluck strings instead of bowing
very fast tempo or speed
an end-blown flute-like instrument that has a whistle mouthpiece, available in soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
the melody of a song that is repeated after each verse
a sign that indicates a section of music to be played again
a symbol used to indicate silence in music.
a symbol written to the left of a note that raises the pitch by a half step.
a curved line connecting two or more different notes, indicating to play the music smoothly.
a dot over or under notes that indicate playing the music short and detached
horizontal lines on which notes are written. The musical staff has five lines and four spaces.
a rhythm accented on notes that are not usually stressed.
the speed of a composition
a curved line connecting two notes indicated to play them as a single note
lively and quick tempo
equal to two half steps