Musical Terms and Signs

Build your musical vocabulary! These musical terms and signs, and those you studied in Basic Rudiments are required for the Royal Conservatory of Music Intermediate 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

accelerando, accel.

becoming quicker

alla, all'

in the manner of

animato

lively, animated

assai

much, very much

B

ben, bene

well as in well marked: ben marcato

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