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Flashcards in Grade 2 Deck (38):
1

Maestoso

- majestic

2

Sostenuto

- sustained

3

3/8

- simple triple metre

4

Pizzicato

- plucked

5

Arco

- play with the bow
- used after pizzicato indication

6

Expressivo

- expressively

7

Cantabile

- in a singing style

8

Triplet

- divides a beat into three parts instead of two

9

Poco

- little, or slight

10

Molto

- much, very, or a lot

11

Poco a poco

- little by little

12

Molto allegro

- very lively

13

Phrase

- a unit of melody with some degree of completeness in harmonic direction and cadence

14

Motif

- a small unit of melody and/or rhythm, which may be repeated, developed or varied

15

Leggiero

- light

16

Mezzo staccato

- moderately detached

17

Name of the first scale degree

- tonic

18

Name of the second scale degree

- subtonic

19

Name of the third scale degree

- mediant

20

Name of the fourth scale degree

- subdominant

21

Name of the fifth scale degree

- dominant

22

Name of the sixth scale degree

- submediant

23

Name of the seventh scale degree

- leading tone

24

Name of the eighth scale degree

- upper tonic

25

Sempre

- always

26

Senza

- without

27

Largo

- very slow and broad
- slowest standard tempo marking

28

Larghetto

- fairly slow tempo
- slower than lento but not as slow as largo, somewhat broad

29

Transcribing

- changing the register of a melody from one clef to another

30

Largamente

- broadly

31

Allargando

- broadening out
- gradually becoming slower

32

Con moto

- with motion

33

9/8

- compound triple

34

Bass voice

- lowest sounding voice in a chord

35

First inversion

- when the third of a triad is in the bass voice
- doesn't matter what order the upper voices are in

36

Figured bass

- form of musical shorthand where numbers place below a bass line show the intervals that make the chord above each bass note
- intervals are calculated upwards from the bass note, not from the root of the chord

37

Figured bass root position triad

- 5/3

38

Figured bass first inversion

- 6/3