Terms to Know #2 (Primer and Level 1)

Tie                                           curved line connecting 2 notes on the same line or space

Quarter rest                          silence for 1 count/beat

Staff                                        5 lines and 4 spaces

Legato                                    smoothly, connected

Staccato                                 detached, disconnected

Mezzo piano (mp)                moderately soft

Interval                                  the distance between two musical tones or keys on the keyboard

Half rest                                 2 counts or beats of silence

Whole rest                            4 counts or beats of silence

Ritardando (rit.)                    gradually slow down

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