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Band Vocabulary

Help to study for band midterm voacabulary

The distance between two notes Interval
The smallest interval; used in the chromatic scale Half step
Extends the note to its fullest value; appears as a line over/below a note Tenuto
Two numbers appearing in the first measure. One indicates how many beats per measure, and the other indicates what type of note receives one beat. Time Signature
To play from the sign of the coda DS al Coda
A slurred or smooth articulation Legato
Less motion Meno Mosso
The type of scale that ascends or descends in half steps Chromatic
The end Fine
The same sounding pitch identified by two names Enharmonic
The interval shown on a keyboard as a white key to the nearest white key or black key to the nearest black key Whole step
'One and two and three and four and' Subdividing
The rate of speed Tempo
To increase tempo Accelerando
To play with short or detached articulation; appears as a dot above or below a note Staccato
The flats, sharps, or naturals that appear in the first measure after the clef and on the beginning of every staff Key Signature
Slow down Rallentando
With motion Con Moto
A flat, sharp, or natural that is observed only in the measure in which it appears Accidental
A gradual increase in the sound Crescendo
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