Musical Terms and Signs

Build your musical vocabulary! This glossary is a complete list of required terms and signs for the Royal Conservatory of Music Basic Rudiments exam. Each unit includes a few terms as a suggested order for learning them, as well as a short quiz for each list.



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A

a tempo

return to the original tempo

accent

a stressed note

accented note

adagio

a slow tempo. Slower than andante, faster than largo

allegretto

a fairly fast tempo, but not quite as fast as allegro

allegro

fast

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