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Music Theory

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etto
make smaller or lighter
ma
but
ancora
again
assai
enough
con
with
L'istesso
the same
meno
less
molto
a lot
mosso
movement
non
not
piu
plus
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