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Theory Definitions

Theory Level 6

Adagio A slow tempo
al Fine Play to the point marked fine (end)
Allegro A fast tempo
Binary Form A piece that has two parts, sections A & B
Con Moto With motion
Consonant The mixing of sounds that blend together
Dissonant The mixing of sounds that DO NOT blend together
Dominant Triad The triad built on the fifth note of the scale
Major Third An interval that has four half steps, and is spelled as a skip (C-E)
Major Triad A triad that has a major 3rd (4 half steps) between the root and third of the chord and a minor 3rd (3 half steps) between the third and the fifth of the chord.
Meter The organizing patterns of stronger and weaker beats
Minor Third An interval with three half steps, spelled as a skip
Minor Triad A triad that has a minor 3rd (3 half steps) between the root and third of the chord and a major 3rd (4 half steps) between the third and the fifth of the chord.
Octave An interval of two notes with the same letter name, but are eight steps apart
Subdominant Triad The triad built on the fourth note of the scale
Poco a Poco Little by little
Rallentando Slowing the tempo
Ternary Form A piece that has three parts, sections A, B, & A
Triad Root The root note of a triad
Unison An interval that repeats the very same pitch
Created by: flutist4life
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