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LMTA Piano Rally Terms Levels III & IV

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Subito
suddenly
Molto
much
Piu mosso
more motion
Meno mosso
less motion
Enharmonic
tones that sound the same on the piano but are spelled differently
Sequence
a repeated melodic pattern starting on different pitches
Ornaments
notes which embellish a melody
Chromatic
movement by semitone/half step
Opus, Op.:
term indicating the order in which a composer's works were written or published
Articulation
the manner in which notes are played and released
Senza
without
Leggiero
lightly
Rubato
rhythmic flexibility for expressive effect
Marcato
marked, emphasized
Tenuto
hold notes for their full value
Sempre
always
Simile
in the same manner
Modulation
change of key within a composition
Cadenza
a brilliant virtuoso passage, sometimes improvised, for solo instrument or voice
Syncopation
an emphasis on off-beats or weak beats; the shifting of accents to beats that are not
normally accented
Sostenuto
sustained tones or slower tempo
Lento
slow, between Largo and Adagio
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