Accelerando -increase speed Adagio -slowly Allegretto -moderately fast Allegro- lively A Tempo- original tempo Largo- broad, slow Lento- moderately slow Moderato- moderately fast Piu Mosso- quicker Poco Piu Mosso- a little faster Presto- very quick Rallentando- gradually slower Tempo- rate of speed Tempo Primo- original tempo Vivace- spirited, fast
Coda- extra ending Da Capo (D.C.)- from beginning Dal Segono (D.S.)- from sign
Crescendo- get louder Decrescendo- get softer Diminuendo- softer Fortissimo (ff)- very loud Forte (f)- loud Pianissimo (pp)- very soft Piano (p)- soft
Forzando- strongly accented Legato- smoothly Staccato- short Tenuto- long, full value
Divisi- separate parts (divide) Mezzo- half Obbligato- counter melody Opus- work Poco- a little Solo- one performer Soli- one performer per part Tacet- silent Trio- thee performers Triplet- group of three notes Tutti- all instruments Vibrato- wavering tone-effect
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