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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 notesbeing played during the duration of one beat. One beat can be anytempo, and if the tempo was 60 that would require 64 notes to beplayed in one second. Now that would be fast ... but composersrealize that hardly anyone can play 64 notes...
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.
That would depend on what kind of triplets they are. If they arequarter note triplets, then it would most likely be 4/4 But if it's something like eight note triplets, then that would be2/4.
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...
Allegro. vivace is lively and presto is very fast. faster than that would be prestissimo.
Both are concert pieces for orchestra and chorus. The oratoriousually 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.
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
A quarter of a semibreve is equivalent to a crotchet.
LP is short for "long player", typically meaning an album length record pressed on vinyl.
Andante means moderately Portando 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 ("veryloudly").
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 ).
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.
Concerto form is generally fast-slow-fast, with the movements being named by their tempi. Allegro-Andante-Rondo is a common example.
"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.
'Alla Gavotta' is the Italian phrase that means the piece should be played 'in the style of a Gavotte'.
"Sweetly singing" is a literal English equivalent of the Italian phrase dolce cantando . The pronunciation of the adverb (formally written dolcemente ) and gerund will be "DOL-tchey kan-TAN-do" in Italian.
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 stress STRESS ON SYMBOL: a greater emphasis in pronouncing a syllable within a word or a word within a phrase
"Hallelujah" means god be praised. The rest of the song, with English lyrics, goes like this: "Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah For the lord God omnipotent reigneth Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah ...
Almost every language is present in music, but the main language is usually Italian.
Diminuendo....it means from playing loudly you gradualy get quieter
it mean fast and bright its no diffrent then from vivace
Accent ">", drawn below the note it refers to.
A person with an untrained ear simply means that they cannot hear if something is out of tune or off pitch. It's similar to someone who is not trained in football or painting. They would not know if something was good or bad.
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
"Moderately slow, but not too slow" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase andante, ma non troppo lento . The feminine/masculine singular present participle, conjunction, adverbs, and masculine singular adjective translate literally as "(at) walking speed, but not too lengthy (long)" even...
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.
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.
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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.
The tempo of a song is the speed at which it is played. This speed is determined by the beats per minute. More beats in a minute means the tempo is faster. Fast tempos are listed below (from Wikipedia): Allegro is 120-139 bpm Vivace is 140 bpm Vivacissimo is really fast Allegrissimo is faster...
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? Choas What happens when people listen, or "leave room for silence" so that others can be 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.