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Whole Rests
Level 2
Silence that equals the length of four beats or an entire measure in 4/4 or 3/4.
Ties
Level 2
Symbols indicating that two notes are to be played as one with the value equal to their sum.
Staccato
Level 2
Playing notes short and light (not held for their full value).
Simple Time Signature
Level 2
A time signature where the fundamental beat can be subdivided into groupings of two.
Simple Key Signature
Level 2
A key signature that contains only one sharp or flat: G Major, E minor, F Major or D minor.
Quarter Rests
Level 2
Silence that equals the length of one quarter note.
Parallel Motion
Level 2
When the contour, distance and speed of the notes in one hand matches that of the other hand as they play simultaneously.
Mezzo Piano
Level 2
Notes played moderately soft, a volume slightly louder than piano.
Mezzo Forte
Level 2
Notes played moderately loud, with a volume between piano and forte.
Legato
Level 2
Notes played smoothly and seamlessly, held for their full value or slightly overlapped.
Imitation
Level 2
When one hand plays a series of notes that are mimicked or repeated in the other hand, usually an octave above or below.
Grand Staff Notation
Level 2
Written musical notation using two standard five-line staves that are combined together with a brace, which usually indicates right hand and left hand.
Elementary Single Note Accompaniment
Level 2
A type of texture where one hand plays a melodic line and the other plays a simple accompaniment using only one note at a time, usually within a single five finger scale and with slow-moving basic rhythms.
Crescendo and Diminuendo
Level 2
When the music is to played gradually louder (crescendo) or gradually softer (diminuendo).
Accidentals
Level 2
Sharps, flats and naturals that do not appear in a key signature.
Accents
Level 2
Notes played with a stronger attack than normal.
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