Key Performance Terms

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  • Created on: 07-04-15 17:41
Largio
Very Slow
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Adagio
Slow
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Andante
Walking pace
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Moderato
Moderately
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Allegro
Fast
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Vivace
Very fast & lively
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Accelerando
Getting faster
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Rallentando
Getting slower
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Fermata
A paused or held note
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BPM
beats per minute
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Rubato
'Robbed' time, where the pulse changes slightly to help shape the music before returning to the original tempo
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Slur
To notes are played in a way that they are joined up. Emphasis is often placed on the first note
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Accent
A note that is louder that other notes either side of it
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Modulation
Changing from one key to another in a piece
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Distortion
A change in the audio waveform to make an edgy or raspy sound
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Flanging
Where you put in two identical signals and delay the second one
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Overdubbing
To add a new sound to a recording
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EQ
The process of removing and changing sound frequencies
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Chromatic
Notes that do not belong to the diatonic scale, music which proceeds in half steps
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Dissonant
When music lacks harmony and sounds unpleasant
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Ornamentation
When short notes are added to a piece to add flavour
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Glissando
'Sliding' from one note to another, over keys or strings etc.
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Syllabic
One note to each syllable
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Melisma
Different notes sung to one syllable
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Falcetto
a technique where a male voice can reach very high notes
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Word Painting
When you make the music reflect the words of the song
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Syncopation
Playing on the off beats
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Cross Rythm
When two conflicting rythms are played together
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Card 2

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Adagio

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Slow

Card 3

Front

Andante

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Card 4

Front

Moderato

Back

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Card 5

Front

Allegro

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