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ABRSM Music Theory 1

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ff fortissimo
very loud
f forte
loud
mf mezzo forte
moderately loud
mp mezzo piano
moderately quiet
p piano
quiet
pp pianissimo
very quiet
mezzo
half
crescendo
gradually getting louder
decrescendo, diminuendo
gradually getting quieter (2)
a tempo
in time
accelerando
gradually getting faster
ritardando, rallentando
gradually getting slower (2)
adagio
slow, at ease
andante
at a walking pace
allegretto
fairly fast
allegro
fast
cantabile
in a singing style
lento
slow
legato
smoothly
staccato
detached
ritenuto
held back
allegro moderato
moderately fast
poco
a little
D.C. da capo
repeat from the beginning
D.S. dal segno
repeat from the sign
fine
the end
ottava
octave