Terms to Know #3 (Level 1 and 2A)

Sharp                                      play the key that is a half-step higher

Flat                                          play the key that is a half-step lower

Tonic                                      Step 1 of the scale

Dominant                               Step 5 of the scale

Accent mark                         play this note louder

Eighth note                            one half beat

Natural                                  Cancels a sharp or flat.

Transposition                        Playing a piece in a different position. Note names change, but the intervals stay the same.

Crescendo                             gradually louder

Diminuendo                          gradually softer

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