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Grade 1 Italian Terms

STUDY
PLAY
forte
loud
mezzo forte
moderately loud
fortissimo
very loud
piano
soft
mezzo piano
moderately soft
pianissimo
very soft
crescendo
getting louder
decrescendo
getting softer
diminuendo
getting softer
allegro
lively, fast
allegretto
slightly slower than Allegro
lento
slow
adagio
slow
accelerando
getting faster
rallentando
getting slower
ritardando
getting slower
ritenuto
hold back
andante
at a moderate pace
cantabile
in a singing style
staccato
play short, detached
legato
smoothly
moderato
moderately
mezzo
half
poco
little
tempo
the speed of the music
a tempo
resume to normal speed
fine
the end
Da Capo (D.C.)
from the beginning
Da Capo al Fine
from beginning to the end
Dal Segno (D.S.)
from the sign $