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A direction to increase the speed of a musical performance, often over a fairly long passage. It is usually abbreviated to accel and is in practice much rarer than its contrary, rallentando.
A word used in musical contexts to mean 'in a singing style' and thus representing an ideal in certain kinds of performance.
Italian for 'with vivacity', 'energy.' A descriptive term for a playing style of brilliance and dash.
Italian for 'with fire.' i.e. wild and fast.
Italian for 'movement', 'motion.' Often used in combination with tempo designations such as allegro or andante.
Italian for 'sweet.' A word whose earliest musical uses were apparently indications of mood and performing style, not dynamics. However, later this term was sometimes as an indication to play quietly.
Italian for 'sorrowful', 'painful'.
Italian for 'jocular'; adjective from gioco, a game. A designation of mood often found qualifying some tempo mark as in allegro giocoso.
Italian for 'agreeable', 'graceful', 'dainty'
Italian for 'majestic'
Italian for 'marked', 'stressed', 'accented.
Italian for 'less.' A word used both adjectivally and adverbially as an adjustment to a tempo or expression mark.
Italian for 'less motion.' Normally found in the middle of a movement, indicates a change to a slower tempo.
Italian for 'much', 'very.' A word used to qualify tempo and expression marks in music: molto piano, molto grazioso, molto andante, etc.
Italian for 'dying.' A word used in musical scores as an instruction to die away gradually, characteristically found at the end of a section
Italian for 'more.' An adverb used in music particularly for tempo adjustments.
Is one octave above C
One octave below
F English horn
Bb tenor saxophone
One whole step below with one octave below ex. c to Bb
Clarinet in Bb
One whole step below ex. C to Bb
French horn in F
Fifth below c to f
Dont transpose C=C
Eb baritone saxophone
Treble clef C = Eb in bass
Ex. D = fb
One whole step down
C to Bb
One octave lower
F English horn
Fifth below c to F
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