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Some terms are for sheet music that tell you how fast and what kind of mood you should play in. These are written in Italian
The mode names come from the Greek language.
One or more vocalists performing without a musical instrument accompaniment, voice only.
A flat, sharp or natural note not in the scale of the music
A scale built from the 6th degree of the major scale
A term at the top of sheet music to play lively and fast
Any chord that has had a 5th’ 9th or 11th note altered by a half step up or down
Moderately slow or a walking pace
A chord where the notes are played individually instead of simultaneously
Music that is written or performed without regard to any specific key
To raise a tone ½ step usually a 5th, 9th or 11th
A 3 note chord made from a major third and an augmented 5th
Axe or Ax
A slang term for a guitar.
A chord where the 1st finger spans an entire fret much like the “nut” at the head of the guitar does
The act of changing a note from it’s original tone to a higher tone and sometimes back by stretching the string
A slight drop of pitch on the third, fifth or seventh tone of the scale
Transitional passage connecting two sections of a composition, sometimes called a chorus or a break. This term is also a part on the guitar that holds the strings at the body of the guitar
A sequence of chords that brings an end to a phrase, either in the middle or the end of a song
A clamp that can be placed on any fret so you can play 1st position chords any where up the neck. Good for fingerpicking style guitar playing
A group of 3 or more notes usually played simultaneously.
This is a small image of a guitar fretboard with dots that tell you where to put your fingers for a chord. It may also give you a fret number
Notes added to chords higher than a 7th
A series of set chords
Melody or harmony built from many if not all twelve semitones of the octave. Opposite of Diatonic
Harmonious combination of tones that provides a sense of relaxation and stability in music, opposite of dissonance
A term for used for country music
Country or western swing
A more sophisticated form of country music with some jazz influence with 6th and 9th chord tones
The dynamic effect of gradually growing louder, indicated in the musical score by the