Musical Terms and Signs

Get started building your musical vocabulary. These musical terms and signs are required for the Royal Conservatory of Music Preparatory Rudiments of Music exam.



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A

a tempo

return to the original tempo

allegro

fast

andante

moderately slow, at a walking pace

B

barline

a vertical line separating measures of music


Barline

C

crescendo, cresc.

becoming louder

Crescendo


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