Conducting Written Quiz 1

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What is an ictus?

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What is an ictus?

It is a point on the conducting plane, that will move around

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How is an ictus different from the conducting plane?

The plane is a line, the ictus will move around

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What is a preparatory beat?

how you start a piece (i.e. breath, eye contact, tempo)

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What is a rebound and how is that different with different styles?

Ictus point to Ictus point It is different depending on style (staccato and legato)

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What are the three directions of conducting?

Vertical, Horizontal, and Sagittal

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What is the principle of rebound direction?

opposite direction of your next beat

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Legato

connecting

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Marcato

marked

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staccato

separated

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Fortissimo

Very loud

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Forte

loud

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Mezzo

medium, middle

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piano

soft

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pianisimo

very soft

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cresc.

gradually gettin louder

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decres.

gradually getting softer

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dimenuendo

gradually getting softer, fading away quality

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morendo

dying away

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neinte

nothing

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sforzando

sudden accent, reinforced cresc.

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Italian Tempo Marking order

grave, largo, lento, adagio, andante, moderato, allegro, vivace, presto

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Grave

very slow

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Largo

very slow

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Lento

very slow

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Adagio

slow- walmart version

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Andante

walking pace

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moderato

moderate

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allegro

quick and lively, bouncy

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vivace

very fast

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presto

very fast

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French Tempo Markings

Lent, Modere, Vif, Tres

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Lent

slow

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Modere

moderate

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Vif

fast; not very

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tres

very fast

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German Tempo Markings

Langsam, Massig, Lebhaft, schnell, Sehr

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Langsam

slow

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Massig

medium tempo

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Lebhaft

allegro, lively

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Schnell

Fast

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Sehr

fast

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