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Music Theory

music vocab
STUDY
PLAY
a tempo
return to the original tempo
accelerando
gradually getting faster
adagio
slowly
agitato
agitated
allargando
broadening
allegro
quickly
andante
walking tempo
brio
spirit, vigor
cantabile
in a singing style
con
with
crescendo
gradually getting louder
D.C.
return to the begining
dolce
sweetly
D.S.
return to the sign
decrescendo
gradually getting softer
espressivo
expressively
fine
end
forte
loud
fortissimo
very loud
giocoso
playful
grandioso
grand
grave
solemn
grazioso
graceful
largo
very slowly
legato
smooth, connected
leggiero
light
l'istesso
same
maesto
majestically
marcato
marked, accented
meno
less
mezzo
medium
moderato
moderately
molto
much
morendo
dying away
mosso
motion
moto
motion
pianissimo
very soft
piano
soft
piu
more
poco
little
poco a poco
little by little
presto
very quick
rallentando
gradually getting slower
ritardando
gradually getting slower
rubato
with freedom
sempre
always
sforzando
heavily accented, with force
simile
same
sordino
mute
staccato
detached
stringendo
gradually getting faster
subito
suddenly
tenuto
connected, full value
tranquillo
tranquil
tutti
all
vivace
lively