The 5 Musical Terms of The Day

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Fa - In solmization, the fourth degree of the major scale.

Gig - A job for a musician.

Half step - The interval from one pitch to the immediately adjacent pitch, ascending or descending, e.g. c-c ; e-e ; b-c. The smallest interval on the keyboard.

Impressionism - A musical movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the French impressionist painters, the movement had its impetus in the music of Debussy and Ravel.

Key signature - The sharps or flats placed at the beginning of the staff to denote the scale upon which the music is based.

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