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Arts and Humanities
HS Music Dept Vocabulary Year 1
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very soft (pp)
medium soft (mp)
medium loud (mf)
very loud (ff)
gradually increasing in volume
gradually decreasing in volume
a sudden strong accent of a single note or chord
Poco a poco
little by little, gradually
Hold the note for an indefinite amount of time.
a break or pause in music
Indicates stress or emphasis on the beginning of a note
curved line that connects two or more notes of different pitches to indicate that they are to be performed in legato style
detached or separated in sound or style indicated by a dot above or below the note
smooth and connected
marked with emphasis
fully sustained, occasionally even a bit longer than the note value requires
a musical sentence.
gradually slowing down
gradually slower and broader
gradually increasing in tempo
return to the original tempo
very slow in tempo and broad in manner
a quick tempo
very fast and lively
a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
a flexible tempo using slight variations of speed to enhance musical expression
tells how many beats are in each measure and what kind of note gets one beat
the line that separates music into measures
sharps or flats at the beginning of each staff to indicate which pitches are to be raised or lowered from their natural state during the piece
A symbol at the beginning of the staff defining the pitch of the notes found in that particular staff
(Da Capo) return to the beginning
(Dal Segno) go back to the sign
the closing (tag) section of a musical composition
an alteration of a note not indicated by the key signature.
this symbol (#) indicates a note should be raised by a half step.
this symbol (b) indicates a note should be lowered by a half step.
a preparatory beat(s) that precedes the first downbeat in a piece.
a symbol for a duration of silence.
a collection of all parts in a composition to be used by the conductor.
a set of five horizontal lines and four spaces that represent a different musical pitch
refers to pitches/notes in sequence that form a pattern.
the rate of speed at which a piece of music moves
indicates that a piece is to be sung without accompaniment
the way a note or sound is started and/or ended.
one cycle of inhalation/exhalation.
when all parts are playing/singing the same pitch.
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