Certificate of Merit Vocab39 cards

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1

Presto

very fast

2

Andante

walking tempo

3

Allegro

quickly, cheerfully

4

-etto or -ino

a little

5

Andantino

a little faster than andante

6

Allegretto

a little slower than allegro

7

Cantabile

in a singing style

8

Espressivo

expressively

9

Leggiero

lightly

10

Subito

suddenly

11

Articulation

how to play the notes, such as staccato, legato

12

tr

trill(start on the note above)

13

parallel Major and minor

keys sharing the same tonic note

14

Transposition

playing a piece in a different key

15

Meter

the arrangement of beats into a measure


17

Sequence

same motive starting on a different note

18

Adagio

slow tempo (slower than andante)

19

Spiritoso

spirited

20

Accelerando

gradually faster

21

Dolce

sweetly

22

Molto

much,very

23

Poco

a little

24

Una Corda

press the soft pedal

25

Tre Corda

release the soft pedal

26

motive/motif

a short musical idea

27

Moderato

moderate tempo

28

Vivace

quickly, lively

29

sf sfz

a sudden sharp accent (sforzando)


31

Half Cadence

I-V (or cadence that ends on V)

32

33

I

tonic

34

IV

Subdominant

35

V

Dominant

36

ii

supertonic

37

iii

mediant

38

vi

submediant

39

vii

leading tone