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Accidental
A note not found in the key signature
Anacrusis
Pick up or upbeat
Detache
To play with separate bows
Divertimento
An Entertaining instrumental piece of short movements
Dolce
Sweet
Double Stop
Playing two notes at the same time
Forte-Piano
To play the beginning of a note loud, then immediately going to sof (fp)
Gallant
A style of 18th century music that was elegant, light, and highly ornamented
Grace Note
An ornamental note, usually played quickly before the beat
Half Step
The smallest interval
Interval
The distance between two notes
Intonation
The accuracy of pitch
Marcato
Stressed, accented bow strokes
Modulate
To change keys
Ornaments
Melodic embellishments
Ostinato
repeated rhythmic pattern
Pesante
Heavy
Sforzando
A strong accent on a note (sfz)
Shift
to change the position of the left hand
Simile
Continue in a similar manner (sm)
Spiccato
Bouncing the bow on the string
Staccato
Short separated notes
Sul Tasto
over the fingerboard
Symphony
A large piece for orchestra, usually written in four movements
Tremolo
Rapid alteration between short down and up bows of a single note
Trill
rapid alteration of two adjacent notes: the main note and the one above it
Tutti
The full ensemble
Whole Step
Two half steps