ADULT MUSIC EDUCATION
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GLOSSARY OF MUSICAL TERMS:
E - I
Equal; even, smooth.
In an elegant, graceful, refined style.
With emphasis, emphatic.
Tones derived from different scale degrees, but practically identical in pitch.
An intermdiate of incidental section; in a fugue, a digression from the principal theme, interpolated between developments of the latter.
With expression, expressively.
Barely audible; the extreme of pianissimo.
A study; es[ecially, one affording practice in some particular technical difficulty.
1. The opening section of a sonata, sonatina or sonata movement, in which the principal themes are presented for the first time. 2. Sections of a fugue that present the subject.
A written direction (a sign, symbol, word or phrase) for the performance of a piece.
The bass clef.
Facile, easy, fluent.
Wild, fierce, vehement.
Fervently, ardently, passionately.
In a festive style.
A double octave.
An interval of five diatonic degrees. Also, the fifth degree of any diatonic scale; the dominant.
A concept or organisation governing the structure, order, character, meter and key of a composition.
Loud, strong; usually written f.
Very loud; usually written ff.
With force, energy; means that the note or chord is to be strongly accented; usually written fz.
An interval embracing four scale degrees. Also, the fourth degree in the diatonic scale; the subdominant.
Gracefully, elegantly; in a refined style.
Exactly, with precision.
With grandeur; majestivally, loftily.
Heavy, slow, ponderous.
With grave; elegantly.
Great, grand; full, heavy.
Harmonic minor scale
A minor scale with the raised seventh degree providing a leading note; the order of intervals is: tone, semitone, tone, tone, semitone, tone-and-a-half, semitone.
Vehement, impetuous, passionate.
A light, whimsical instrumental piece, often for piano.
Fixed idea; a term used by Hector Berlioz with reference to his Symphonie fantastique to denote its recurrent theme.
The repetition of a motive, phrase, or theme proposed by one part (the antecedent) in another part (the consequent), with or without modification.
Incisive, sharply marked.
Up to, as far as, until you reach.
Initial; the first.
Heartfelt, sincere, fervent, intense.
The difference in pitch between two notes.
Very tenderly, warmly.
The ecclesiastical mode corresponding to a major scale; the order of intervals is: tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone, tone, semitone.
Irresolute, undecided; vacillating.