RCM Advanced Rudiment Terms (Grade 2)

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.
  
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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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