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Music Theory A-Z

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Letter
Hint
Answer
A
Italian term for a grace note that falls on the beat
appoggiatura
B
Clef usually found in the lower staff of a piano score
Bass
C
Italian expression marking meaning "songlike"
cantabile
D
Second section of a piece in sonata-allegro form
Development
E
Term for two identical notes that are spelled differently
enharmonic equivalent
F
A type of contrapuntal piece often paired with a prelude
fugue
G
Type of 6th chord that contains the scale degrees ♭6-1-♭3-♯4
German
H
General term for the "vertical" component of music
harmony
I
Mode that is identical to a major scale
Ionian
J
This type of tuning is based entirely on pure intervals
just tuning
K
German expression marking meaning "powerful"
Kräftig
L
Alternative term for the seventh scale degree
Leading note
M
Musical texture that consists of a single unaccompanied line
monophonic
Letter
Hint
Answer
N
Major chord built off of the flat-2 scale degree
Neapolitan
O
Term for an interval of a fifth without any other chord notes
open fifth
P
Dynamic marking indicating a very soft passage
pianissimo
Q
There are four notes of this kind in a bar in common time
quarter notes
R
Italian term indicating flexibility in tempo
rubato
S
Song form where the music remains the same each verse
strophic
T
Section often paired with a menuet or scherzo
trio
U
When two or more voices play the same note
unison
V
String instrument with music written in the alto clef
viola
W
Brass instrument invented for operas often performed at Bayreuth
Wagner tubas
X
Percussion instrument consisting of wooden bars to be struck by mallet
xylophone
Y
Singing that alternates between chest voice and falsetto
yodeling
Z
Genre of fast Cajun-American folk music
Zydeco
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level 57
May 21, 2018
Please accept monophony.
+1
level 48
May 21, 2018
Sorry, that was an oversight on my part. Fixed.