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Victoria Williams

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17. Symbols Exercises

Grade One Music Theory Exercises - Lesson 17: Musical Symbols Exercises

Suitable for:  ABRSM Grade 1   Trinity Grade 1   GCSE   AP Music Theory Beginners 


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In the ABRSM exams (all grades), you will need to explain symbols in words. If the symbol has a foreign name, like "staccato", you will need to explain in English what the word means, or you won't get full marks for your answer.



What do these symbols mean? Give the name of the symbol (where appropriate) and explain its meaning.

  1. tie
  2. Diminuendo - Grade One Music Theory Exercises
  3. Repeat bars - Grade One Music Theory Exercises
  4. accent
  5. Crescendo - Grade One Music Theory Exercises
  6. Slur - Grade One Music Theory Exercises
  7. Repeat barlines - Grade One Music Theory Exercises
  8. staccato
  9. pause



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