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Increase of tempo in music
Moderately fast, lively
From the beginning
Gradually growing softer
End of a musical piece
Very slow and serious
Very fast, rapid
Gradually growing slower
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Musical Terminology Click Quiz
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Apr 23rd, 2012 at 16:28 GMT
@Flick - One term is still needed in this game - because it answers the following:
"Tag required to enable this game to be selected as a Curator pick": "Classical"
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 17:03 GMT
@needapausebutton: thanx :)
May 4th, 2012 at 01:37 GMT
Shouldn't "espressione" be "espressivo"? Also, "heavy, slow, ponderous" sounds more like pesante than grave. Grave is slow and serious, but not ponderous or heavy. Pesante is definitely heavy, though not necessarily slow.
May 4th, 2012 at 15:44 GMT
@iglew: I've tweaked it a little, hope that improves things. thanx
May 10th, 2012 at 11:01 GMT
Nice quiz. I'd like to see a part 2. :D
Game published: Jul 28th, 2012 at 15:00 GMT
Jul 28th, 2012 at 15:36 GMT
thank you, as a musician I appreciate this quiz
Jul 28th, 2012 at 15:54 GMT
Seems like so much of the music section deals with popular and non-classical music. As a classical musician, it's nice to see the other side as well.
Jul 28th, 2012 at 16:05 GMT
4 years of high school choir definitely helped with this one.
Jul 28th, 2012 at 16:12 GMT
As time was running out, I started to quaver!
Jul 28th, 2012 at 17:02 GMT
I thought I was musically inclined... this quiz made me feel ritardando.
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Jul 28th, 2012 at 22:42 GMT
Is it bad that I am in a band, and I haven't heard of like half of these things, should I learn these things?
Jul 29th, 2012 at 02:43 GMT
Could use better distinction between allegretto and presto. Shouldn't use "moderately" in the definition of allegretto since that would be moderato. I think of presto as ludicrous speed (a la Spaceballs).
Jul 29th, 2012 at 02:45 GMT
Would be interesting to include unusual terms. In my college juries we always had to include musical terms. One professor's favorites were the most unusual, like assai, or non-Italian terms (I once had "nicht zu geschwind"), and the difference between "a tempo" and "tempo primo".
Jul 29th, 2012 at 02:56 GMT
The weirdest one I ever saw was from a Cirque du Soleil arrangement: "Warped, yet Childlike"
Jul 29th, 2012 at 04:06 GMT
@singin185 - Let me try... assai=very; nicht zu geschwind=not too fast; a tempo=back to the most recently established tempo; tempo primo=back to the first tempo of the section
Jul 29th, 2012 at 12:38 GMT
I've always thought that a tempo referred to getting back into time altogether, perhaps after a ritard, fermata or a rubato section.
Jul 29th, 2012 at 14:40 GMT
Right, wouldn't that be the most recently established tempo, then? If you start in quarter=120, then a tempo change to quarter=100, then a rit and fermata, you would go back to quarter=100 at the a tempo.
Jul 29th, 2012 at 21:07 GMT
Great quiz Flick! :) As another of the classical musicians who keep commenting on your quiz, I found it refreshing. @singin185 what counts as unusual?
Jul 30th, 2012 at 19:23 GMT
Brilliant quiz Flick :) Although playing the flute for 7 years definitely helped :P
Jul 30th, 2012 at 22:32 GMT
I'm a rock and roll player at heart, but I enjoyed this Classically oriented quiz. I'm appreciative of the expressive linguistic approach used by the Italians to attempt to translate the emotive non-mathematical side of musical creation into plain language. Nice to be reminded of the poetic spirit of the best musicians!
Jul 31st, 2012 at 20:42 GMT
I'm ticked off that I missed one the first time (skimmed over the clue and thought it said softer when it was actually slower, and hit diminuendo rather than ritardando). But good quiz. I'll echo the sentiments of the people who are happy to see something involving music literacy in the music section, rather than the usual popular music history.
Aug 6th, 2012 at 21:28 GMT
I've played cello for 7 years, and I only got 14 of them. I'm sad now :(
Apr 21st, 2013 at 23:25 GMT
I thought "Separate" was a verb! No wonder I couldn't find "staccoto"- I was looking for something that described those quick, sharp, notes.
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