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STUDY GUIDE (Test on Monday, April 4, 2011) VOCABULARY DYNAMICS: How LOUD or soft you play. TEMPO: How fast or sss lll ooo www you play (the speed). ARTICULATION: The way the notes are connected or s e p a r a t e d. EXAMPLES DYNAMICS: o Fortissimo (ff): very loud o Forte (f): loud o Mezzo forte (mf): medium loud o Mezzo piano (mp): medium soft o Piano (p): soft o Pianissimo (pp): very soft TEMPO: o o o o o o o Largo: very slow Adagio: slow Andante: walking pace (moderately slow) Moderato: moderate/medium Allegro: fast Vivace: lively Presto: very fast ARTICULATION o Accents (>): emphasize the note (oomph!) o Slur ( ): connect the notes (different pitches) o Tie ( ): connect two notes that are the same pitch o Legato ( ): the notes are barely separated o Tenuto ( ): the notes are full length o Staccato ( ): space between the notes (short notes) For the test, you should be able to: Sort different symbols into the proper categories. For example: Allegro goes in the Tempo category. mf goes in the Dynamics category. Identify different symbols. For example: f stands for forte. > is an accent mark. Give definitions for different terms or symbols. For example: mezzo forte means medium soft. Allegro means fast. ( ) means the note is short or separated. Don’t freak out! All of this occurs in music CONSTANTLY and we work on it EVERY DAY!!! Use the knowledge that you already have!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!