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36 terms

AP Music Theory Review Extras

Performance terms
STUDY
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l'istesso tempo
at the same tempo
sempre
always
subito
suddenly
non troppo
not too much
meno
less
mezzo
half
assai
very
molto
very
piu
more
con
with
stringendo (string.)
to press forward (speed up)
rallentando (rall.)
to gradually slow down
ritenuto (riten.)
to suddenly slow down
amoroso
tender and affectionate
calando
gradually softer and slower
cantabile
in a singing style
con brio
with vigor and spirit
con forza
with force
con fuoco
with fire
con moto
with motion
doloroso
sorrowfully
giocoso
humorous
grazioso
gracefully
leggiero
lightly
maestoso
majestically
marcato
marked and dressed
marzial
in the style of a march
morendo
dying away
pesante
heavy
semplic
simple
sostenuto
sustained
soto voce
in an undertone
// (caesura)
complete break in sound
tremolo (two slashes across a note)
a rapid repetition of the same note
cadenza
solo section to display the performer's technique (usually in a concerto or similar work)
melisma
ornamenting one syllable while singing