What are some music words?

What are some music words?

Here's 50 music terms you need to know.

  • Accent. An accent is when a specific note or phrase is emphasized with an increase in intensity above other non-accented notes.
  • Adagio. Adagio means slowly in Italian. ...
  • Allegro. Allegro means cheerful in Italian. ...
  • Alto. ...
  • Andante. ...
  • Arpeggio. ...
  • Bar. ...
  • Cadence.

How do you express music in words?

Let's look at some descriptive words for music, as it's such a powerful force in our live....Timbre.
LoudSoftBrassy
GentleNaturalMelodious
RaucousStrongSmooth
RichDistinctDeep
ThickMellowShrill

What is the word for slow in music?

1. ADAGIO. “Slowly” When a piece of music specifies the tempo — or speed — as “adagio,” it should be played slowly, at approximately 65-75 beats per minute (b.p.m.) on a metronome.

What is very fast music called?

Lento – slowly (40–45 BPM) ... Allegro – fast, quickly and bright (109–132 BPM) Vivace – lively and fast (132–140 BPM) Presto – extremely fast (168–177 BPM) Prestissimo – even faster than Presto (178 BPM and over)

What is it called when music builds up?

Development, or buildup? Crescendo is when the music gets louder. Development is nearer to what you ask.

What makes music creepy?

The Devil's interval Not all scary music is characterised by high pitched shrieking. Sometimes the use of minor chords and dissonant sounds is enough to evoke a spooky atmosphere. ... The Devil's interval definitely sounds unpleasant, and does a good job of making scary music sound scary.