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SCBDA List of Required Musical Terms [set 1]

Terms and definitions. Set 1.
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a poco
a little
a tempo
in: generally implies a return to original tempo
accelerando (accel.)
gradually faster
adagietto
slow, but not as slow as adagio
adagio
very slow
al fine
to the finish
alla
in the style of
allargando (allarg.)
gradually slower and broader
allegretoo
light and moderately quick, but not as fast as allegro
allegro
rapid, lively
andante
moderately slow, but moving
andantino
generally a little quicker than andante
animato
spirited
appassionato
intensely; passionately; with deep feeling
arioso
in vocal style (also see "cantabile"
assai
very (such as allegro assai - very fast)
ben
well (such as ben marcato - well marked)
brilliante
brilliantly
calando
gradually slower an softer
chromatic
by semi-tones
coda
the final added measure of a musical composition
con
with
con amore
with tenderness
con anima
with animation; spirited
con brio
with spirit; brilliantly
con forza
with force
con fuoco
with fire, energy
con grazia
with graceful style
con spirito
with spirit, brilliance
crescendo (cresc.)
gradually louder
da capo (D.C.)
from the beginning
del segno (D.S.)
from the sign
decrescendo (decresc.)
gradually softer
diminuendo (dim.)
gradually softer
dolce
sweetly
energico
energetically
etude
a study
fermata
a hold or pause
forte (f)
loud
fortissimo (ff)
very loud
forzando (fz)
forcefully accented
furioso
furiously
giocoso
joyfully
grandioso
grand or noble style
grave
very slow and solemn
grazioso
gracefully
l'istesso
the same (such as l'istesso tempo - the same tempo)
larghetto
slow, but not as slow as largo
larghissimo
very slow; more so than largo
largo
very slow
legato
smooth and connected
leggierro
lightly
lento
very slow
maestoso
majestically