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Grade 5 Theory (Italian terms)

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Strophic form
uses the same music with different words each verse
Tre corde
the player should release the left pedal
agitato
agitated
con fuoco
with fire
Verse and refrain form
similar to strophic but also has an unchanging refrain or chorus between verses
Senza pedal
the player should play without using the pedal
appassionata
with passion
energico
with energy
Binary form
sometimes called AB structure because it has two sections, usually repeated (AABB)
Una corda
play with the left pedal down
con forza
with force
morendo
dying away
risoluto
resolutely, boldly
grave
very slow and solemn
quasi
like, as if
stringendo
push the speed on (accelerate)
scherzando
playfully
larghetto
slowly but not as slowly as largo
rubato
let the tempo ebb and flow within the structure of the piece
tempo giusto
in strict time
sotto voce
hushed, subdued
niente
nothing
secondo
second
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