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Flashcards in ABRSM Grade 4 Music Theory August 2020 Deck (50)
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1st or 8th degree of a scale

Tonic

2

2nd degree of a scale

Supertonic

3

3rd degree of a scale

Mediant

4

4th degree of a scale

Subdominant

5

5th degree of a scale

Dominant

6

6th degree of a scale

Submediant

7

7th degree of a scale

Leading Note

8

acciaccatura - grace note - crushed note

The acciaccatura is of very brief duration, as though brushed on the way to the principal note, which receives virtually all of its notated duration

9

affettuoso

tenderly

10

alla breve

with a minim beat

equivalent to cut time (2/2), employing a faster tempo than the note values might otherwise suggest

11

Alto Clef

(a type of C clef)

12

amabile

aimable, pleasant

13

animé (French)

animated, lively

14

appassionato

with passion

15

appoggiatura

The first half of the principal note's duration has the pitch of the grace note

16

assai

very

17

come prima

as before

18

comodo, tempo comodo

convenient (tempo comodo: at a comfortable speed)

19

con brio

with vigour

20

deciso

with determination

21

douce (French)

sweet

22

How many notes can stringed instruments play at a time?

two simultaneously, or even three or four

23

How many notes can wind instruments play at a time?

one note at a time

24

larghetto

rather slow, but slightly faster than largo

25

lent (French)

slow

26

lower mordent

Rapidly play the principal note, the note below it, then return to the principal note for the remaining duration

27

mesto

sad

28

misterioso

mysterious

29

modéré (French)

at a moderate speed

30

Name the instruments in the BRASS section of the orchestra

horn

trumpet

trombone

tuba