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Musical Terminology

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Musical terms are words and phrases that are specific to reading, writing, and playing music.
One. A semibreve is a Whole Note.However, there are two (2) half notes in a whole note, and there are four (4) quarter notes, and eight (8) eighth notes, as well as sixteen (16) sixteenth notes. You get the picture.
Pythagoras of Samos discovered the numerical relationship of musical harmonies.
Sure. It is the equivalent of a 64th note. That would be 64 notes  being played during the duration of one beat. One beat can be any  tempo, and if the tempo was 60 that would require 64 notes to be  played in one second. Now that would be fast ... but composers  realize that hardly anyone can...
That's not a standard term in music.
The song One Love by Jordan Pruitt is performed in 4/4 timesignature.
A Polonaise is a style of dance originated in Poland.
It just means a collection of songs by different artists, drawn from different CD collections. http://popularmusichistory.com/
EP stands for "extended play" as EP records are longer than original single 45 records, usually containing 4 tracks. Artists usually release an EP before the full album to give the fans a taste of what is coming. The EP may include anywhere from 2 to 10 songs depending on the length of the full...
These terms include: legato marcato staccato tenuto and a few other terms.
Musical duration symbols have had different meaning and different durations through the history of written music. The minim is half the duration of the semibreve, twice the duration of the fusa (from Renaissance notation). The breve shape is called, in America, a double-whole note. The semibreve is...
2/4 3/4 4/4 and 3/8 are the simple time signatures.
Both are concert pieces for orchestra and chorus. The oratorio  usually tells a story from the Bible. The mass is also Biblical,  but it has a specific set of texts, performed in a specific order.
The interval of 2 tones and 1 semitone is a Perfect Fourth. Here are the Perfect Fourth occurring in Major Scales : I up to IV II up to V III up to VI V up to VIII (I') VI up to IX (II') VII up to X (III')
Just about every language is evident in music. The most common language is arguably Italian.
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There are hundreds of musical terms that end in a vowel. These terms can be found on various websites that contain a music glossary.
Music, like all sound is made up of sound waves traveling through the air. On a string instrument, the sound wave originates with a wave (actually many waves) on a vibrating string. Wind instruments don't have a string, and the sound you hear doesn't sound much like the vibrating reed of a woodwind...
It could be refurring to the part of a wind instrument that the air flows through when blown in to. For example in a saxophone it would be the inside of the bell, and body, and the neck where the air firsts enters the horn
LP is short for "long player", typically meaning an album length record pressed on vinyl.
Andante means moderatelyPortando is to carry
Habañera is the title of a piece of music in the opera, Carmen.
A minim is a note with a stem and an uncolored note-head. First draw the note-head on desired position in the staff. If the note-head is on or below the third line of the staff, draw its stem down from left side. Otherwise draw the stem up from the right.
The most important characteristic of a musical tone, or a note, ispitch. Pitch is the musical term for how high or low a note sounds.In physics, pitch is the same thing as frequency. In other words, amusical tone is a sound whose sound waves are a specific length. The frequency of each note is...
if you meant pitch then it means highness or lowness of a note but pith is the white stuff inside an orange peel
The Italian musical abbreviation "ff" is fortissimo ("very  loudly").
The term duration in music, means, the sound can be long or the sound can be short. Basically the lenght of each note. hope this helps :):):):):) georgie
The Italian word, 'piano' denotes that the particular phrase/section should be played softly.
Play the notes much faster than before.Perhaps you mean the term "prestissimo".
La nota intera is an Italian equivalent of the English phrase "the whole note." The feminine singular phrase most famously references the full four beats in common time in such free rhythm music as Anglican chant. The pronunciation will be "la NO-ta een-TEY-ra" in Italian.
When you struck the key the sound got loud very fast (the attack), and then it stayed about the same for a while (the sustain), maybe getting slightly softer, and then it died away fairly quickly when you released the key (the decay).
In its basic form, a mode is the basic form of a scale starting from any white key, going to the white key an octave above or below, only including the white notes in between. There are seven basic modes according to this definition, simply because there are seven unique white keys. This is only one...
Key can refer to any of the individual levers on a keyboard that is pressed to produce a tone. It can refer to parts of other instruments pressed down for the same reason. Key can also refer to the most general description of the tonality of a piece of music. In most western musics, a piece will be...
That is 'diminuendo ' or 'decrescendo'
Its an abbreviation for Marcato, which means that the music should be emphatic or accented.
"But not(so, that) much" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase Ma non tanto . The adverbial phrase most famously references the careful playing of a musical piece. The pronunciation will be "ma non TAN-to" in Italian.
An upright V means to accent the note (make it slightly louder but don't necessarily change the dynamic) and to make it short (staccato). A sideways V just means to accent the note and retain its usual length.
Form refers to the structure or organization of a piece of music.
because some people believe that it was the Italians that first started making a music "language". Such as reading and writing music.
A divisi is a musical direction indicating that a section of players should be divided into two or more groups, where each musician is playing a different part.
STRESS ON NOTES: music stress placed on specific notes in a piece of music, or the symbol printed above the notes to indicate this stressSTRESS ON SYMBOL: a greater emphasis in pronouncing a syllable within a word or a word within a phrase
Almost every language is present in music, but the main language is usually Italian.
it mean fast and bright its no diffrent then from vivace
It's the length of a note after it is played such as when someone strums a chord on the guitar the sustain is how long that chord can be heard without strumming again
Italy, between 1770 & 1780, meaning: to grow.
The term sharp means that you raise a certain pitch one half step higher.
Cut time is basically Common time cut in half.Common time is 4/4 time. Which is 4 beats per measure, one beat equal to one quarter note.Cut time is 2/2 time. Two beats a measure, one beat equal to one half note.The only difference between the two is the way that the rythym is counted. Each one...
it means fa lay do root with fa as the bass 1st inversion with lay as the bass 2nd inversion with do as the bass
For historical reasons. Music started travelling, so to speak, during the Renaissance. Italy being the country where the Renaissance movement was born, most musical sheets were brought, used, sold etc. by Italians. Moreover, at that period, most eminent composers were Italians.
"nat" is an abbreviation for a "natural." It means that in a specified key, whether it consist of flats or sharps, the "natural" cancells out the normal flat or sharp tendency of the note.
Half a semibreve is a minim. As a semibreve is the equivalent of 4 crotchets, a minim (a hollow oval with a stem) is therefore worth 2 crotchets. In America, the semibreve is refered to as 'whole' note and the minim as a 'half' note. Hope this helps!
An opera is a dramatic work in one or more acts, which is set to music for singers and instrumentalists.
Tight, narrow; i.e., faster or hastening ahead
A fret is the metal or wooden ridge that is laid in intervals across the neck, or fingerboard of a guitar, banjo, ukulele or other similar instruments, to help the musician stop the strings at the correct points for the correct pitch.
In musical terms, rinforzando means reinforced.
The duration of two crotchets is equal to the duration of a minim.
They swap momentos. Nora tells Patch she loves him. Summer school patnered up with Marcie Millerwho asks for info on Patch as she noticed his file was empty. points out Patch was in her drive way the night Nora said she loved him. They break up. An old friend of Nora's mom, and Nora named Scott...
Op is sort for opus. A convenient method of numbering a composer's works where a number follows the word 'opus'. For example, Opus 28, No. 4.
There are several musical tempos that can be considered "fairly quick" such as allegro, allegretto, or vivace.
Frequency means the speed of sound waves for any note. For example, a common tuning note is A440.
A quaver, or eighth note.
Compose in music terms means to wright a song for instance if you wrote a song and possibly called it Save or Cancel or Full befits or whatever then you are a composer you composed a song and that definition only takes place in music.
The term key is used to denote the scale in which the song is written. For example, if a song is written in C major, there will be no sharps or flats, because the scale of C major contains no sharps or flats. The key is usually written at the beginning of a music piece just before the time signature...
A riff is a slang term that is usually used in jazz or blues to describe a short line or phrase that a musician will play.
Tempos such as vivace (Italian), allegro (Italian), or schnell (German) can usually define a "quick tempo."
A low-pitched part to the song which is played by a bass instrument: a Double Bass in orchestras and jazz bands, a Bass Guitar in rock bands and many other forms of popular music, and a Synth Bass in many forms of pop and dance music.
middle it is used saying metso piano and metso forte and it means middle soft and middle loud
It is the form in which a song is arranged. Usually, simple pop songs have AABA structures, where each A represents a verse and a chorus, and the B represents a bridge, or a point in the song where the music changes so as to show a contrast with the A sections.
Volume is the intensity of loudness or softness that a musician plays a passage or a single note of music.
Italian has been said to be the most common musical language.
Quincy Jones talks about leaving space for God. What he means is, music is a conversation no matter what type it is. What happens when people are gathered and shouting over one another?ChoasWhat happens when people listen, or "leave room for silence" so that others canbe understood......well.......
Tempo is the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played.
it is either the beat or the measure
Usually allegro or allegretto can describe a "very fast" tempo.
a crotchet rest lasts for a crotchet beat, which in the Uk is equivalent to 1 and in the US equivalent to 1/4.
Well, you can't really give an example of one, but a decrescendo is when music gradually get softer and softer.
According to Grove Music Online, decrescendo is a performance instruction meaning almost the same as diminuendo, which means to become softer.
The spaces between two bar lines in a stave is called as a 'bar'.
Italian American Semi breve Whole note Minim 1/2 note Crotchet 1/4 note Quaver 1/8 note semi quaver 1/16 note :) semi demi quaver 1/36 note
In a surround sound system, it is where the sound seems to come from, E.G. the left speaker, the right speaker or somewhere in between the two
think it is half a note... or is that a quaver?? maybe 2 then!
There are many musical glossaries that can be found online via google or any other informative website.