Music Tempo and Style Terms (Italian)
slow and solemn (~40 bpm)
broad, very slow and dignified (~50 bpm)
(i.e. sort of ... )
inventor of the metronome
a device that produces regular, metrical ticks (beats, clicks) — measured in beats per minute.
the language most commonly used in Western Art Music to set the speed of a piece of music or movement of music.
somewhat broad, slow and dignified (~60 bpm)
60 beats per minute (bpm)
the speed of a clock tick
slow, "at ease" (~70 bpm)
slow, "sluggish" (~50 bpm)
the speed of the music; "time"
a walking pace, (~80 - 100 bpm)
medium speed, moderately (~110 bpm)
somewhat fast and lively (100 bpm)
fast and lively, similar to vivacious (~130 bpm)
fast, lively, bright (~120 bmp)
very fast (~180 bpm)
as fast as possible, very very fast (~200 bpm)
gradually getting quicker, accelerate
ritardando, ritard, rit. or rallentando
gradually getting slower
return to the previous or original speed
flexible or changing speed,
"robbed time" (NOT like a robot)
in a singing style
a hold or pause;
(longer than the note value, looks like a dot with an arch over it, an eye)
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Italian Musical Terms
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