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Music Consept Vocab

This are the vocabulary words for this music concepts quiz!
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staff
set of 5 horizontal lines that music is written on
time signature
a pair of numbers at the beginning of the music that tell you how to count
pitch
how high or low a note is
rest
a silence in music
musical alphabet
a, b, c, d, e, f, g,
key signature
sharps or flats next to the clef
rhythm
a pattern of sounds of particular length
bar lines
vertical lines used to organize the staff into measures
sharps, flats, naturals
signs changing the pitch of notes
transposing
rewriting music in a different pitch
phrases
a musical sentence
lyrics
words set to music
music
organized sound
scale
the sequence of notes going up or down in which intervals follow a fixed pattern
soprano, alto, tenor, bass
the main type of voices in a choir
dynamics
how loud or soft the music is
tie
two or more notes of the same pitch joined by a curve line
crescendo
to become gradually louder
decrescendo
to become gradually softer
tempo
the speed of the music
largo
very slow
adagio
slowly with great expression
andante
moving slowly
ritardando
gradually slower
allegro
lively
presto
very fast
P (piano)
softly
PP (pianissimo)
very softly
f (forte)
loud, strong
ff (fortissimo)
very loud