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rekahiki's version from 2016-11-15 01:25

Section 1

Question Answer
Piano (p)soft
Forte (f)loud
Mezzo Piano (mp)moderately soft
Mezzon Forte (mf)moderately loud
pianissimo (pp)very soft
fortissimo (ff)very loud
crescendo (cresc.)gradually louder
decresendogradually softer
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Section 2

Question Answer
Largovery slow
Adagioslow
AndanteMoving along (walking speed)
ModeratoModerately
AllegroQuickly, cheerfully
VivaceLively and Fast
Ritardando (ritard, rit.)gradually slower
accelerando (accel)gradually faster
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Section 3

Question Answer
whole stepthe distance from any key on the key board to the two above keys or below
articulationmanner in which a note is performed
sharprasies pitch by 1 half step
flatlowers pitch by one half step
tempoword meaning rate of speed how fast or slow the music should be played
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whole step--- the distance from any key on the key board to the two above keys or below
Articulation--- manner in which a note is performed
tempo-- word meaning rate of speed how fast or slow the music should be played
sharp--- raises the pitch by one half step
natural--- natural sign cancels the previous flat or sharp
half step--- distance from any key on key board to the very next key above or below whether black or white
flat--- lowers pitch by one half step
enharmonic notes--- thwo notes that cound the same but are written differently

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