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19 terms

6th Grade Orch Terms

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pizzicato
to pluck the string
arco
to use the bow
solo
a single player or passage performed by one person
crescendo
gradually growing louder
decrescendo
gradually growing softer
scale
series of consecutive notes, ascend and descend, start and end on same note
half step
smallest interval btwn 2 notes
whole step
2 half steps
slur
line connecting notes of different pitch
dynamics
level of sound
piano
soft
forte
loud
mezzo
medium
allegro
fast and happy
andante
slow walking pace
ritardando
gradually growing softer
tempo
rate of speed
ledger lines
lines that expand staff
tie
same pitch