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Final exam vocabulary review. Great resource: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/. Tempos. Largo-a slow and sad/solemn tempo Adagio-a slow tempo between largo and andante Andante-a walking speed Allegro-a fast tempo

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Final exam vocabulary review

Final exam vocabulary review

Great resource:

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/


Tempos

Tempos

Largo-a slow and sad/solemn tempo

Adagio-a slow tempo between largo and andante

Andante-a walking speed

Allegro-a fast tempo

Vivace-lively, brisk tempo


Tempo changes

Tempo Changes

Meno (less)/piu (more )mosso (motion)

Morendo-dying away

A tempo/Tempo Primo-return to the original tempo

Accerlerando-speed up

Ritard/rallentando-slow down

Rubato-stretching, slowing, or hurrying the tempo as the performer sees fit


Music terms

Music Terms

Ostinato-a repeating rhythmic or melodic pattern

Syncopation-putting the accent on the weak beat

Dal Segno(D.S.)-go back to the sign

Da Capo (D.C.)-go back to the beginning

Enharmonic-two notes that are the same pitch but notated differently (F#/Gb)

Accidentals-flats/sharps/naturals not in the key signature

Intonation-quality of your tuning, being exactly in tune


Dynamics

Dynamics

pp-pianissimo

p-piano

mp-mezzo piano

mf- mezzo forte

f-forte

ff-fortissimo

Sfz-sforzando, to play with sudden force


Style

Style

Dolce

Tutti-together, divisi-divided

Poco a poco-little by little

Subito-suddenly

Cantabile

Allegro Giocoso-to play in a happy, merry manner

Maestoso-majestically

Con moto-with motion


Articulation

Articulation

Legato-smooth and connected

Staccato-short and detached

Marcato-marked, accented


Cognates

Cognates

Grandioso-grandly

Tranquilo-tranquil

Moderato-moderately

Espressivo-expressively

Misterioso-mysteriously

Energico-to play with energy


Words that are used in other contexts

Words that are used in other contexts

Con-with

Poco-little

Piu-more

Meno-less

Mosso, moto-motion


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