Music Theory

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etto

make smaller or lighter

ancora

again

assai

enough

L'istesso

the same

molto

a lot

mosso

movement

poco

a little

quasi

nearly

subito

suddenly

a piacere

at your will(one person has control)

a tempo

at tempo

allegro

lively

accelerando

quickening

andante

moderate tempo

animato

animated

appassionato

impassioned

colla parte

follow soloist

colla voce

follow voice

con fuoco

with fire, energy

con moto

with motion

decrescendo

decreasing to softer

diminuendo

diminishing to softer

dolce

sweetly

dolente

sorrowfully

fermata

pause or hold

forte

loudly

fortissimo

very loudly

forte piano

loud and then immediately soft

forzando

strongly accented

legato

smoothly connected

lento

slowly

meno mosso

with less movement

moderato

moderately

mezzo forte

moderately loud

mezzo piano

moderately soft

piano

soft

pianissimo

very soft

portamento

carrying the voice in a glide from one note to the next

rallentando

slowing down(when will return to previous tempo)

recitative

between speech and music--used to develop plot

rubato

to rob

sforzando

giving accent to single note or chord

tenuto

held for its full value

ritard

slowing to a new tempo

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