Musical Terms Glossary

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Accidental – Notes that are outside of a piece’s key signature are called accidentals. Also refers to the symbols used to indicate the notes. See also Flat, Sharp and Natural.

Bar Line – The lines that separate measures.

bar lines

Bass A – The A below Middle C. Also known as A3.

Bass B – The B below Middle C. Also known as B3.

Bass C – The C below Middle C. Also known as C3.

Bass Clef – A symbol used to indicate the placement of Bass F on the musical staff. Also known as the F Clef.

Bass D – The D below Middle C. Also known as D3.

Bass E – The E below Middle C. Also known as E3.

Bass F – The F below Middle C. Also known as F3.

Bass G – The G below Middle C. Also known as G3.

Bass Staff – A musical staff that contains a Bass Clef.

Beat

D.C. al Fine

Da Capo

Double Bar

Dynamics

Eighth Note

F Clef

Flat

Forte

G Clef

Grand Staff

Half Note

Key Signature

Measure

Meter

Metronome

Mezzo

Middle C

Natural

Piano

Repeat Sign

Sharp

Sight Reading

Solfege

Staff

Treble A

Treble B

Treble C

Treble Clef

Treble D

Treble E

Treble F

Treble G

Treble Staff

Whole Note

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