*Denotes terms used on the score sheet
Music matches and expresses the horse and the gaits.
Music has a smooth flow; there are no abrasive cuts, transitions, or fades.
The way sequences of notes are grouped together to form units of melody; the expression of musical sentences.
Variations in the intensity of sound.
Choreography reflects the dynamics and phrasing of the music.
Music is linked by genre, theme or orchestration.
Category of music marked by a distinct style such as jazz, Baroque, rock, etc.
Distinct, recurring and unifying quality or idea.
Arrangement of music for performance by an orchestra, or smaller grouping of instruments.
Underlying pulse of the music.
In music, the speed of musical beats; in dressage, the rate of repetition of the horse’s stride.
In music, the repeated pattern or grouping of musical beats; in dressage, the characteristic sequence of footfalls and phases of a given gate.
Shift in accent that occurs when a normally weak beat is stressed.
Human voice used as an instrument.
Use of words in a song.
Distinctive and identifiable form used in artistic expression.
Large group of musicians playing together on various instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass and
Many sounds playing together; a major work for orchestra; large orchestra.