Final Exam Terms Review

Listed in this set are the different: Tempo Markings, Changes in Tempo, Dynamics, Changes in Dynamics, Articulation, Character, and other terms that will be on the Music Diagnostic Exam for Wando Chorus. These flashcards are designed to help you not only pass the diagnostic, but to become a better musician.
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Adagio
Slow. "At Ease."
Andante
Walking tempo
Moderato
Moderately slow
Allegretto
Light and moderately quick, but not as fast as allegro
Largo
Broad
Lento
Very slow
Vivace
Vivacious, lively
Presto
Very fast
Ritardando (rit.)
gradually slower
Ritenuto
a steady pace, but slower than proceeding tempo
Accelerando (accel.)
gradually faster
A tempo
in time; generally implies a return to original rate of speed
Poco
a little
Poco a Poco
little by little
Rallentando (rall.)
slackening; becoming slower
Rubato
temporary irregularity of time, lengthening certain notes of the expe
Con moto
with movement
Meno mosso
less movement; slower
Stringendo (string.)
gradually faster
Piu moso
more movement; faster
Pianissimo
very soft
Piano
soft
Mezzo Piano
medium soft
Mezzo Forte
medium loud
Forte
loud
Fortissimo
very loud
Sforzando
forced; with sudden emphasis
Forte-Piano
accent strongly instantly diminishing to soft
Crescendo
gradually louder
Decrescendo
gradually softer
Diminuendo
gradually softer
Staccato
separated, detached style
Legato
smooth and connected
Marcato
with distinctness and emphasis
Tenuto
sustain full value
Cantabile
in a singing style
Dolce
sweetly
Maestoso
majestically
Con brio
with spirit
Agitiato
agitated
Sotto voce
under the breath
Piu
more
Subito
suddenly
Molto
more
Allegro
Fast, rapid
D.C.
Da Capo- from the beginning
D.S.
Del Segno- from the sign
Fine
Finish
Segno
Sign
Coda
Repeat sign
Sotto Voce
under the breath/ off the voice
Espressivo
expressively
Tranquilo
tranquil