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Music Terms Set 1

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STUDY
PLAY
A capriccio
whimsical
A piacere
at pleasure
A tempo
Previous tempo (used after one of the above variations)
Accelerando
Gradually faster
Adagio/Lento
slow
Agitato
agitated
Agogic accent
Accent by longer duration of a note
Alla misura
Strict tempo
Allargando
gradually slower and louder
Allegretto
moderately fast
Allegro
fast, quickly
Andante
slow but moving
Andantino
moderately slow
Animato
animated
assai
very
caesura
a break in the musical line
calando
gradually slower and softer
cantabile
singing
cola parte
with the other part
con bravura
with boldness
con brio
with vigor
con fuoco
with fire
con moto
with motion
con tenerezza
with tenderness
crescendo (cresc.)
becoming louder