Terms to Know #6 (Level 3A and 3B)

Tenuto                                   stress mark. Hold the note its full value by pressing deeply into the key.

Triplet                                    when 3 eight notes equal a quarter note

Sonatina                                 an instrumental piece, often with several movements

Swing rhythm                        eighth notes played in a long-short pattern

Poco                                       a little

Fortissimo                              very loud

D.S. al Coda                           from the sign to the coda

Grace note                            an ornamental note that is played quickly into the note that follows

Motive                                   a short musical pattern

Sequence              a musical pattern that is repeated on another pitch


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