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Flashcards in ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory August 2020 Deck (32)
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1

a niente

nothing (diminuendo a niente: fade to nothing, to silence)

2

ad libitum, ad lib

at choice, meaning that a passage may be played freely

3

attaca

go straight on, indicating an immediate move to the next section of music

4

cantando

singing

5

con dolore

with grief

6

con spirito

with spirit

7

doloroso

sorrowful

8

langsam (German)

slow

9

largamente

broadly

10

lebhaft (German)

lively

11

mässig (German)

as a moderate speed

12

morendo

dying away

13

perdendosi

dying away

14

quasi

as if, resembling

15

rinforzando, rf, rfz, rinf

reinforcing

16

ruhig (German)

peacefully

17

schnell (German)

fast

18

smorzando, smorz

dying away in tone and speed

19

sonoro

resonant, with rich tone

20

sotto voce

in an undertone

21

tenor clef

(a type of C clef)

22

traurig (German)

sad

23

perfect cadence

V - I

24

plagal cadence

IV - I

25

imperfect cadence

any chord to V

I - V, or II - V or IV - V are those used in grade 5

26

Name transposing instruments of the orchestra

Double Bass - 8ve down

Trumpet - Bb

French Horn - F

Cor Anglais - F

Clarinet - Bb

27

Name the voices in a choir

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

28

Which letter describes a chord in root position?

a

The root note is the lowest note

29

Which letter describes a chord in first inversion?

b

The 3rd is the lowest note

30

Which letter describes a chord in second inversion?

c

The 5th is the lowest note