General knowledge for practical exams PART THREE.


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This is our third and final worksheet blog before the ANZCA exams on Wednesday May 27th.

This worksheet focuses on simple signs and terms that can appear in music.

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Download the worksheet and match up the following answers. As always bring the completed worksheet to your lessons for marking.

Signs and terms:

Piano – Soft

Forte – Loud

Mezzo Piano – moderately soft

Mezzo Forte – moderately loud

Fortissimo – very loud

Crescendo – gradually getting louder

Diminuendo – gradually getting softer

Sharp – raises the pitch of a note by a semitone (half step)

Flat – Lowers the pitch of a note by a semitone (half step)

Natural – cancels a sharp or a flat

(the group term for sharps, flats and naturals is: accidentals)

Staccato – play the note short and detached

Accent – play the note a little louder

Ritard – ritardando – gradually becoming slower

Legato slur – play the notes smoothly and connected

Tenuto – hold note for its full value

Pause (fermata) hold note longer than its value

8va – Play one octave higher

Tie – play the first note and hold for the value of the second note as well.

#generalknowledge #anzca

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