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Anacrusis
The note(s) that form an upbeat
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Appoggiatura
An ornamental note that is on the beat. It creates dissonance and then resolves by step onto the main note.
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Arpeggiando
Where string players play chords as arpeggios
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Augmentation
Extention of note values or widening of intervals
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Auxillary note
A non-harmony note that is either a step above or below the main note which it returns to the main note.
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Chromatic notes
Notes not in the current key.
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Con Lengo
String technique : playing with the wood of the bow
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Con Sordino
To play with a mute
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Contrary Motion
Two parts playing the same patern inverted.
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Hemiola
2 units of triple time played like 3 units of double time
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Imitation
Melodic idea copied by annother part
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Modulation
Change of Key
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Ondeggiando
Strings rapidly alternatind between two strings
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Pedal Note
Sustained pitch (usually tonic or dominant)
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Rubato
Rythmic freedom of notes whilst keeping to an overall consistent tempo.
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Tessitura
Fancy word for pitch
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Sonata Form
Form for first movement. Exposition, development, recapitulation and coda.
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Syncopation
Where the accented beat is on weaker beats rather than on first beat.
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Tonic
1st note of scale
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Super Tonic
2nd note of scale
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Mediant
3rd note of scale
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Sub Dominant
4th note of scale
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Dominant
5th note of sclae
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Sub Mediant
6th note of scale
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Leading Note
7th note of scale
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Card 2

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An ornamental note that is on the beat. It creates dissonance and then resolves by step onto the main note.

Back

Appoggiatura

Card 3

Front

Where string players play chords as arpeggios

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Extention of note values or widening of intervals

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A non-harmony note that is either a step above or below the main note which it returns to the main note.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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