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Accent Emphasis on a note or chord CAESURA PAUSE CODA Ending (The sign that indicates go to Coda) Da CapoD.C. “From the Head” (Go back to the Beginning) Del Segno D.S. “From the Sign” (Go back to the Sign) Double BarIndicates the end of a piece or section Fermata Hold the note longer than the rhythm indicates Fine fine Ending “Finish”
SforzandoSfz.Start FF, then back off quickly to pp, then Gradually cresc. back to FF Breath Mark ‘ Take a Breath Repeat Sign Repeat back to the beginning or to the last facing repeat sign Segno Go back to this sign at a D.S. Tie Two of the same notes to be sung Together as one longer note.
CHOIR TERMS VOCABULARY Window- To move so you can see the director in between two heads Stagger Breathe- To breathe when your neighbor doesn’t. Diction- Being able to understand what you are singing. D’s, T’s, N’s, etc. Pick-up – The notes leading into a measure. (usually one or two eighth notes).
Choir Terms Continued Stress- Put emphasis on that syllable Example: MUS ‘ic. Which syllable has more stress? Unison- Everyone sings the same part together. Tutti – Everyone sings together (not necessarily the same part). Enharmonic Note – Same note, although written differently ex. F#/Gb
Descant- A Harmony higher than the melody Sight Read – Look at music for the first time Round – everyone sings the same thing starting AND ending at the different times. Canon – everyone sings the same thing starting at different times, but ending at the same time. Voice Crossing – When the lower voices sing higher than the high voices and the high voices sing lower than the low voices.
Staccato Makes a note short and/or choppy Legato Smooth flowing Marcato A Marked attack. Stronger than an accent Sacred Religious Music Secular Non-Religious Music IntroductionThe measures the instrumentalists play Before the singers enter. Phrase A musical thought or sentence. RehearsalPractice without an audience. What we do everyday in class.
Tempo Markings AdagioAt Ease, Slow Largo Broad, Slow Andante Walking Pace Moderato MODERATE Allegro Cheerful, Fast Grave Grave, Solemn Lento Slow VivaceQuick, Lively Presto Very Fast PrestissimoAs Fast as possible!
Change of Tempo AccelerandoTo get faster; accelerate Allargando To slow down Largando To slow down RallentandoRallGradually slowing down Ritardando rit To gradually slow down Sustenuto Slackening the tempo