Terms to Know #1 (Primer level)

Forte                                      loud

Piano                                      soft

Quarter note                        1 count/beat

Half note                                2 counts/beats

Whole note                           4 counts/beats

Dotted half note                   3 counts/beats

Bass clef                                 low sounds

Treble clef                             high sounds

Double bar line                    the end of the piece

Bar line                                  divides the music into measures

Time signature                     tells the number of counts/beats in each measure

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