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abbreviated accelerando accented adagio added to andante allabreve allegro appoggiatura ascending Baritono bars of f bass clef bass notes beat BONIFACIO ASIOLI breve called character and move Chromatic Scale common chord common time expressed compound common concords curved line degree demisemiquavers discords divided dotted note double dot double flat double sharp equal extreme sharp sixth formed four crotchets fourth line becomes G clef gruppetto intervals Italian terms Italian words largo leading note legato LESSON line or space major scale major semitone major seventh meaning ment mezzo soprano minor mode minor second minor sixth minor third Notes descending octave passage perfect fifth perfect fourth performed piano forte placed plate XII played principal note produce when inverted quavers relative minor key rest semi semibreve semiquavers shake sharp minor signature signifies the word small notes sometimes soprano clef sound species staff Syncopation tenor clef tonic treble clef unaccented
Page xiii - The first seven letters of the alphabet, A, B, C, D, E, F, G...
Page 79 - The minor scale has three forms: the "pure" or "natural" minor, in which the semitones lie between the second and third degrees and between the fifth and sixth degrees, and the melodic and harmonic forms, in which the sixth and seventh degrees undergo alteratinn.
Page 10 - The demisemiquaver j* is half of the semiquaver, a quarter of the quaver, and an eighth of the crotchet : eight demisemiquavers must therefore be played to one beat. The duration of the notes therefore varies according to their form. LESSON XII. ON THE DOT AND DOUBLE DOT. Q. What is the effect of a dot placed after a note ? A. It makes the note half as long again, and saves a repetition of the note. A minim dotted is equal to a minim and a crotchet or three crotchets, a crotchet dotted is equal to...
Page 14 - Three types are commonly used: the G or treble clef; the F or bass clef; and the C clef. The...
Page v - ... do the Lyons editor the justice to say, that he has introduced no bombast in the title-page. In the translator's preface he says, " The theory of the musical art, being chiefly studied by young people, should be written with clearness and precision. The present grammar is divested of all obscure and abstruse definitions.
Page 79 - Of the Minor Scale. Q. How is the minor scale formed ? A. It consists, as the major scale, of five tones and two semitones; but these are differently placed ; they occur between the second and third degrees, and between the fifth and sixth.
Page 5 - A minim is equal to two crotchets, or four quavers, or eight semiquavers, or sixteen demisemiquavers.
Page 4 - A. A semibreve is equal to two minims, or four crotchets, or eight quavers, 6 or sixteen semiquavers, or thirty-two demisemiquavers.