Music Theory Vocabulary Word List

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Music Theory Vocabulary Word List :



A

accelerando
adagio
accent
Aeolian mode
allegretto
allegro
andante
andantino
animato
arioso
arpeggio

B

bar
bass
beat
blues
breath mark

C

cadence
canon
cantabile
chord
chromatic scale
circle of fifths
clef
coda
con brio
counterpoint
crescendo
crotchet

D

da capo
decrescendo
demisemiquaver
diatonic
diminuendo
dissonance
dolce
dominant
Dorian mode
dynamics

E

eighth note
eighth rest
espressivo

F

fermata
fifth
fine
flag
flat
forte
fortissimo
forzando
fourth
fugue
furioso

G

grandioso
grave

H

half note
half step
harmonic major
harmonic minor
harmonics
harmony
hemidemisemiquaver

I

interval
intonation
invention
Ionian mode

J

jazz

K

key
key signature

L

largo
ledger line
legato
lento
libretto
Locrian mode
Lydian mode

M

major
major third
marcato
measure
melodic minor
melody
meter
mezzo forte
mezzo piano
minim
minor
minor third
Mixolydian mode
moderato
modulation
molto
music

N

natural
natural minor
notation
notes

O

octatonic
octave
opera
ornament
overtone

P

pentatonic
pentatonic scale
pesante
phrase

P cont.

Phrygian mode
play
pianissimo
piano
pitch
pizzicato
poco a poco
polyphony
prestissimo
presto

Q

quarter note
quarter rest
quaver
quaver rest

R

rallentando
repeat
religioso
rest
rhythm
ritard
rock and roll
rubato

S

scale
semiquaver
semplice
sempre
scherzando
scherzo
segno
sequence
sforzando
sharp
simile
sixteenth note
sixty-fourth note

S cont.

slur
sonata
sostenuto
sotto voce
staccato
staff
stave
stem
subdominant
subito
supertonic
symphony
syncopation

T

tablature
tempo
tenuto
theme
theory
thirty-second note
tie
timbre
time signature
tonic
tranquillo
transposition
treble
triad
trill
triplets
tritone

V

vibrato
vivace

W

whole note
whole rest
whole step
whole tone scale


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