Terms to Know #5 (Level 2B and 3A)

Articulation                           the slurs, staccatos, and accents

Dynamics                               the louds and soft sounds in the music

Leading tone                         the 7th note of the scale

D.C. al Fine                            return to the beginning and play to Fine.

Eighth rest                             silence for one half beat

Dotted quarter note            one and half beats

Ostinato                                 a musical pattern that is repeated over and over

Coda                                       ending section

Common time                       4/4 time

Cut time short for 2/2 time. The half note gets the beat

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