Musical Terms

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Accent
Emphasis to make a particular part more important.
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Accompagnato (echo)
Accompained
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Cadence
Balanced, rhythmic flow. Sounds poetic.
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Canto
Chorus, chant.
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Canon
A theme that is repeated, imitated and built upon by other instruments with a time delay, creating a layered effect.
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Counterpoint
A technique of combining two or more melodic lines in such a way that they establish a harmonic relationship while retaining their linear individuality.
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Crescendo
A gradual increase, especially in the volume or intensity of sound.
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Lilt
A cheerful or lively manner of speaking, in which the volume or intensity of the pitch of the voice varies pleasantly.
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Tempo
Speed.
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Ostinato/refrain/rondo
Obsinate, persistent: a short musical pattern that is repeated throughout an entire composition or portion of a composition.
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Presto
Very fast tempo.
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Staccato
Music cut short, abrupt stopping or starting.
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Syncopation
A shift of accent in a passage that occurs when a normally weak beat is stressed.
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Card 2

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Accompained

Back

Accompagnato (echo)

Card 3

Front

Balanced, rhythmic flow. Sounds poetic.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Chorus, chant.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A theme that is repeated, imitated and built upon by other instruments with a time delay, creating a layered effect.

Back

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