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Triplets
Element
Level 4
Elements: Triplets
Notes whose values are determined by a subdivision into three-note groupings instead of two or four (e.g. three notes in the space of one).
Two Note Slurs
Element
Level 4
Elements: Two Note Slurs
Two notes connected together smoothly where the second note is played softer and lighter.
Simple Two Voices in One Hand
Element
Level 4
Elements: Simple Two Voices in One Hand
When one or both hands play more than one voice at a time, usually briefly and using basic rhythms.
Quarter Note Parallel 3rds
Element
Level 4
Elements: Quarter Note Parallel 3rds
Strings of any amount or quality of blocked 3rds played as quarter notes in only one hand at a time.
Ornaments
Element
Level 4
Elements: Ornaments
Musical embellishments added to the melody or harmony that serve to decorate, increase interest and allow performers to add their own unique expressiveness.
Left Hand Melody
Element
Level 4
Elements: Left Hand Melody
Passages where the left hand plays the main melodic line and the right hand plays the accompaniment.
Major Scales
Element
Level 4
Elements: Major Scales
When major scales, in their entirety, are featured prominently within a work.
Intermediate Single Note Accompaniment
Element
Level 4
Elements: Intermediate Single Note Accompaniment
A type of texture where one hand plays a melodic line and the other plays an accompaniment that uses one note at a time and features intervals larger than 5ths, as well as multiple hand positions and varied rhythmic values.
Homophony
Element
Level 4
Elements: Homophony
A type of texture where a melody is supported by one or more voices, with all the voices following the same or similar rhythm.
Grace Notes
Element
Level 4
Elements: Grace Notes
Small notes played slightly before main notes that they're notated next to, which helps to embellish those main notes.
Fermatas
Element
Level 4
Elements: Fermatas
Symbols indicating that the note they're placed above or below should be played an unspecified length longer than its normal note value.
First Inversion Chords
Element
Level 4
Elements: First Inversion Chords
Major or minor chords where the order of notes from bottom to top is: 3rd-5th-root; they can be part of the melody or an accompaniment pattern.
Dotted 8th Notes
Element
Level 4
Elements: Dotted 8th Notes
Notes whose values are worth 50% more than an 8th note.
Compound Time Signature
Element
Level 4
Elements: Compound Time Signature
A time signature where the fundamental beat can be subdivided in groupings of three instead of two.
Crossing Over Thumb
Element
Level 4
Elements: Crossing Over Thumb
The physical motion of bringing fingers 2, 3, 4, or 5 over to cross the thumb, usually used to facilitate playing scalar passages.
Crossing Thumb Under
Element
Level 4
Elements: Crossing Thumb Under
The physical motion of bringing the thumb under to cross the other fingers, usually used to facilitate playing scalar passages.
Cadenza
Element
Level 4
Elements: Cadenza
A typically unnotated section of a work, where the performer is meant to improvise; usually occurs at a dominant chord.
16th Notes
Element
Level 4
Elements: 16th Notes
Notes whose values are one-sixteenth the value of whole notes or a quarter the value of quarter notes.
Broken Octave Accompaniment
Element
Level 4
Elements: Broken Octave Accompaniment
An accompaniment pattern that predominantly uses alternating octaves in various but usually consistent rhythms.
8th Note Alberti Bass Accompaniment
Element
Level 4
Elements: 8th Note Alberti Bass Accompaniment
An accompaniment pattern notated with a consistent 8th note rhythm, that uses a low, high, middle, high note configuration, .
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