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Piano Theory Vocab

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a tempo
return to the original tempo
adagio
a slow tempo (slower than andante but not as slow as largo)
allegretto
a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
andantino
A little faster than andante
cantabile
in a singing style
con pedale
with pedal
crescendo
gradually louder
da capo
from the beginning
dal segno
from the sign
decrescendo
gradually softer
diminuendo
gradually softer
dolce
sweet, gentle
fine
the end
forte
loud
fortissimo
very loud
grazioso
gracefully
larghetto
not as slow as largo
largo
very slow
legato
smoothly
lento
slow
maestoso
majestic
mano sinistra
left hand
mano destra
right hand
marcato
marked or stressed
mezzo forte
moderately loud
mezzo piano
moderately soft
moderato
at a moderate tempo
ottava
the interval of an octave
piano
soft
pianissimo
very soft
presto
very fast
prestissimo
as fast as possible
rallentando
slowing down
ritardando
slowing down gradually
staccato
sharply detached
tempo
speed at which music is performed
tempo primo
return to the original tempo