A high, light, artificial voice used to sing
notes that are above the normal register.
fermata - pause or hold
the note for longer than it's written value
ferinato - firmly, resolutely
festivo - merry
fine - the end
An accidental that lowers a given pitch by
one half-step. See also key
Form - The design or structure of a musical composition
forte - loud f
forte-piano - loud, then immediately soft
forte possibile - as loud as possible fff
fortissimo - very loud ff
forzando forced - usually on one note or chord
forzato forced - usually on one note or chord
interval of four diatonic degrees.
Fugue - A contrapuntal piece, in which two or more parts are built or "layered" on a recurring subject that is intriduced alone, and followed by an answer, which is the subject (or theme) at a different pitch, usually the fifth.
Glenn Bonney's Music School © 2000