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GCSE MUSIC VOCABULARY

Pitch
Sharp / Flat Semitone higher / semitone lower
Octave Twelve semitones apart
Range Highest to Lowest note on instrument
Diatonic Keys Music that sticks to the notes of one key
Tonic Key note
Sub Dominant 4th note of scale
Dominant 5th note of scale
Blues Scale…

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Vivace Lively
Presto Very quick
Accelerando Gradually speeding up
Rallentando Gradually slowing down
Ritenuto Immediately slower
Allargando Getting slower and broadening

DYNAMICS AND ARTICULATION
Pianissimo very quiet
Piano quiet
Mezzo piano medium quiet
Mezzo forte medium loud
Forte loud
Fortissimo very loud
Crescendo getting louder
Diminuendo getting quieter
Legato Smoothly…

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