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8va

Play the notes an octave higher than written

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8vb

Play the notes an octave lower than written

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Accidentals

Use of sharps and flats that are outside the normal notes of the key/scale

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Key signature

The sharps and flats of a scale/key

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Ascending

Set of notes moving up usually for scale/arpeggio

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Descending

Set of notes moving down usually for scale/arpeggio

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Diatonic

Notes within the key

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Chromatic

Set of notes moving up/down in semitones. Also to mean notes outside the key

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Primary chords

I IV V

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Cadence

Signal end of a musical section. Usually end with a long note and cadential chord progressions

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Modulation

Change from one key to another

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Figured Bass

Used in the Baroque period, numbers underneath the bass line tell the performers what chords to play