5 Music Terms For The Day


Pianoforte - "Soft-loud." A keyboard instrument, the full name for the piano, on which sound is produced by hammers striking strings when keys are pressed. It has 88 keys. 

Rinforzando - A reinforced accent.

Senza - Without. Used with other terms, e.g. senza crescendo. 

Third - The third degree of the diatonic scale. Also, the interval formed by a given tone and the third tone above or below it, e.g. c up to e, or c down to a. Intervals of the third may be major, minor, diminished, or augmented. 

Aleatory, or aleatoric music - Chance music in which the performers are free to perform their own material and/or their own manner of presentation.

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