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One or more vocalists performing music without an accompaniment.
A capella
A symbol used in musical notation indicating to gradually quicken tempo.
Accelerando
lowest female voice range
Alto
lowest male voice range
Bass
the unit of musical rhythm
Beat
group of singers in a chorus
Choir
3 or 4 notes played simultaneously in harmony
Chord
a string of chords played in succession
Chord progression
a group singing in unison
chorus
in sheet music, a symbol at the beginning of the staff defining the pitch of the notes found in that particular staff
Clef
one who directs a group of performers
conductor
Crescendo
get louder gradually
get softer gradually
Decrescendo
same as decrescendo
Diminuendo
a piece of music written for two vocalists or instrumentalists.
Duet
pertaining to the loudness or softness of a musical composition
dynamics
a style of male singing where by partial use of the vocal chords, the voice is able to reach the pitch of a female
falsetto
to hold a tone or rest held beyond the written value at the discretion of the performer (.
fermata
A symbol indicating to play loud
Forte
very loud
Fortissimo
pleasing combination of two or three tones played together in the background while a melody is being played.
Harmony
the expression the performer brings when playing his instrument
Interpretation
the manner in which tones are produced with regard to pitch
Intonation
word to indicate that the movement or entire composition is to be played smoothly
Legato
the unit measure where the beats on the lines of the staff divided up into two, three, four beats to a measure.
measure
First developed in the 8th century, methods of writing music
notation
a single line of music played or sung
Phrase
very softly
piano
very softly
Pianissimo
the frequency of a note determining how high or low it sounds.
pitch
the element of music pertaining to time, played as a grouping of notes into accented and unaccented beats.
Rhythm
slow down gradually
Ritardando
the highest female voice range
Soprano
made up of five horizontal parallel lines and the speaces between them on which musical notation is written
staff
a combination of two or more staves on which all the notes are vertically aligned and performed simultaneously in differing registers and instruments
system
the highest male voice range
Tenor
a numberic symbol in sheet music determining the number of beats to a measure
Time Signature
the playing or singing the upper half of the vocal range
treble
equal to 2 half notes, 4 quarter notes, 8 sixteenth notes
whole note