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1

cédez

Yield; hold the tempo back (French)

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léger

Light, lightly (French)

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lentement

Slowly (French)

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modéré

At a moderate tempo (French)

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movement

Tempo, motion (French)

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vite

Fast (French)

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bewegt

Moving (German)

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langsam

Slow, slowly (German)

9

mässig

moderate, moderately (German)

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mit Ausdruck

With Expression (German)

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schnell

Fast (German)

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sehr

very

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Allargando

Broadening, becoming slower

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largamente

Broadly

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l’istesso tempo

the same tempo

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ritenuto

suddenly slower, held back

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stringendo

pressing, becoming faster

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attacca

proceed without a break

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calando

becoming slower and softer

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comodo

at a comfortable, easy tempo

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con sordino

with mute

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pizzicato

on a bowed string instrument, pluck the string instead of bowing

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arco

on a bowed string instrument, resume bowing after a pizzicato passage

24

A single line of unaccompanied melody

Monophonic texture

25

- A sacred genre representing the earliest form of notated western art music
- consists of a monophonic modal melody with unmeasured rhythm and Latin text

plainchant

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-scale patterns with distinct relationships between whole steps and half steps
-served as the source of melody and harmony in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

modes

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Ionian

Major scale tonic to tonic

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Dorian

Supertonic to supertonic

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Phrygian

Mediant to mediant

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Lydian

Subdominant to subdominant