Activities Hobbies marcato Share PINTEREST Email Print Hobbies Playing Music Playing Piano Music Education Playing Guitar Home Recording Contests Couponing Freebies Frugal Living Fine Arts & Crafts Astrology Card Games & Gambling Cars & Motorcycles Learn More By Brandy Kraemer Updated on 05/24/19 Definition: The Italian musical command marcato is most commonly seen as a symbol ( >) written above notes on the staff to mark them with emphasis.See staccato and sforzando. Also Known As: accentaccentato (It) Related Lessons• French Musical Terms• Helmholtz Pitch Notation• Find Middle C on Smaller KeyboardsMore on the Piano Keyboard• Piano Keyboard Layout• Pattern of the Black Piano Keys• How to Safely Whiten Piano KeysBeginner Musical Symbols• Essential Articulation Marks• What Are Accidentals?• How to Read Music RestsPiano Lessons• Memorize the Notes of the Grand Staff• Left Hand Piano Fingering• How to Play Dotted Notes• Musical Quizzes!Piano Chords With Fingering• Chord Types & Their Abbreviations• Easy Bass Piano Chords• Piano Chord Fingering• Diminished Chords & "Dissonance"Musical Glossaries• Italian Musical Glossary• Beginner Piano Glossary• German Music Terms• Musical Terms A – ZPiano Terms & Musical Symbols• Reading Musical Rests & Pauses• Accidentals & Double-Accidentals• Note Accents & Articulation Marks• Mastering Segno & Coda RepeatsPiano Care• Safely Whiten Piano Keys• When to Tune a Piano• 6 Easy-to-Spot Signs of Piano Damage• Ideal Temperature & Humidity Levels for Piano RoomsTempo Commands: ▪ largo ▪ rhythm dot ▪ (accel.) accelerando ▪ vivace ▪ tempo giustoMusical Articulation: ▪ staccato ▪ tie ▪ (rfz) rinforzando ▪ arpeggiato ▪ accentatoVolume & Dynamics: ▪ (mf) mezzo forte ▪ (sfz) sforzando ▪ diminuendo ▪ al niente ▪ (fp) fortepianoFrench Musical Glossary: ▪ en ralentissant ▪ indication de mouvement ▪ à l’aise ▪ mi-doux ▪ retenuEssential Beginner Terms: ▪ (BPM) beats per minute ▪ whole step ▪ ledger line ▪ interval ▪ broken chordMusical Symbols: staccato F-clef (M.D.) mano destra tie 15ma Sheet Music Lessons ▪ Staff & BarlinesA musical staff is built with five horizontal lines (upon which music notes are placed) and is separated and organized rhythmically using vertical “barlines” and double barlines. Learn how to understand how musical staves are read and contructed: Building a Musical Staff ▪ Memorize the Notes of the Grand StaffBecause the piano has so many notes, its sheet music uses a two-part staff – or “grand staff” – consisting of the treble and bass staves. These staves are read slightly differently from one another, but both follow the same note pattern. Learn these notes, and memorize them with helpful mnemonic devices: Grand Staff Notes ▪ Piano ChordsLearn the basics of chords – how to build common chords, identify them, break them down into intervals, and form them on the piano using essential keyboard fingering techniques: How to Read & Play Chords ▪ Rhythm DotsA dot placed next to a note is called a rhythm dot, and increases a note’s duration. Dotted notes may seem confusing at first, but they are easily explained. You should however have an understanding of note lengths in order to to make sense of them easily: How to Play Dotted Notes Printable Piano Lesson Bundles: Piano Lesson One:■ Keys: C major & G major■ Meters: Common timeTargeted Techniques: ♦ Sight-reading ♦ Beginner piano fingering ♦ Reading accidentals ♦ Octave changesPiano Lesson Two:■ Keys: C major & G major■ Meters: Common time; 3/4 & 2/4Targeted Techniques: ♦ Dotted notes ♦ Memorizing intervals & small chords ♦ Playing repeat signsPiano Lesson Three:■ Keys: D major/B minor & G major■ Meters: Common timeTargeted Techniques: ♦ Dotted notes ♦ Harmonic & melodic minors ♦ Repeat barlines ♦ Articulation symbolsPiano Lesson Four:■ Keys: D major & G major■ Meters: Common time & 2/4Targeted Techniques: ♦ Counting triplets ♦ Staccato accentsMusical Quizzes Identify the Notes of the Piano KeysThis colorful quiz was made with the beginner pianist in mind. See how well you can spot the notes of the piano keyboard.Key Signature QuizSee how well you can identify musical keys, their signatures, and relative minors.Note Lengths in U.S. or U.K. EnglishBeginner quiz on note values and rhythm, in U.S. English or U.K. English.