RCM Advanced Rudiment Terms (Grade 2)

This Is The Set Of Terms You Need To Know For The Grade 2 RCM Rudiment Exam. There Are 6 French Words, 6 German Words, 40 Italian Words, And 5 Chord Names.
Created Aug 8, 2012
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Cedez
Yield, hold the tempo back
Leger
Light, Lightly
Lentement
Slowly
Modere
At a moderate tempo
Mouvement
Tempo; Motion
Vite
Fast
Bewegt
Agitated, Excited
Langsam
Slow; Slowly
Massig
Moderate; Moderately
Mit Ausdruck
With Expression
Sehr
Very
Schnell
Fast
Ad Libitum, Ad Lib.
At the liberty of the performer
Agitato
Agitated
Allargando
Broadening, Becoming Slower
Arco
For a Stringed instruments: Resume Bowing after pizzicato passage
Attaca
Proceed without break
Calando
Becoming slower and softer
Comodo
At a comfortable, easy tempo
Con Fuoco
With fire
Con Grazia
With Grace
Con Sordino
With mute
Dolente
Sad
Giocoso
Humorous, jocose
Grandioso
Grand, Grandiose
Largamente
Broadly
Martellato
Strongly accented, hammered
Mesto
Sad, Mournful
Morendo
Dying, Fading away
Pesante
Weighty, with emphasis
Pizzicato
For stringed instruments: pluck the string instead of bowing
Primo, prima
First, the upper part of a duet
Quindicesima alta (15ma)
Two Octaves Higher
Risoluto
Resolute
Ritenuto, riten
Suddenly Slower, held back
Scherzando
Playful
Secondo, seconda
Second; second or lower part of a duet
Simplice
Simple
Sforzando (sF, sFz)
A sudden strong accent of a single note or chord
Simile
Continue in the same manner as has just been indicated
Sonore
Sonorous
Sopra
Above
Sostenuto
Sustained
Sotto Voice
Soft, subdued, under the breath
Stringendo
Pressing, becoming faster
Subito
Suddenly
Tacet
Be Silent
Tutti
A passage for the ensemble
Vivo
Lively
Volta
Time (i.e. prima volta is first time, seconda volta is second time)
Volti Subito, v.s.
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L'istesso Tempo
The Same Tempo
Cluster
A chord consisting of at least three adjacent notes of a scale
Polychord
A Combination of two or more different chords
Quartal Chord
A Chord built on a series of 4ths
Seventh (7th) Chord
A chord consisting of a Root, a 3rd, a 5th, and a 7th.
Triad
A Chord consisting of a Root, a 3rd, and a 5th

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