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Grade 5 Music Theory

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Forte (f)
Loud
Fortissimo (ff)
Very loud
mezzo forte (mf)
moderately loud
Piano (p)
Quiet
Pianissimo (pp)
Very quiet
mezzo piano (mp)
moderately quiet
rinforzando (rfz.)
Heavily stressed / accented
Forzando (fz)
With force
Sforzando (sfz)
Loudly accented
Da Capo (D.C.)
Go back to the beginning
Dal Segno (D.S.)
Go back to the sign
pizzicato (pizz.)
Pluck (for string players)
Rallentando (rall.)
Becoming gradually slower
Ritardando (rit.)
Becoming gradually slower
Cresendo
Becoming gradually louder
Decrescendo
Becoming quieter
Diminuendo (dim.)
Becoming gradually quieter
tenuto (ten.)
Hold the note
Prestissimo
Extremely fast
Presto
Fast
Allegro
Fast and lively
Allegretto
Quite fast
Moderato
Moderate speed
Andantino
Brisk walking speed
Andante
Walking speed
Adagio
Slowly
Lento
Very slowly
Larghetto
Less slowly than largo
Largo
Slow and stately
Accelerando
Getting faster
ritardando (ritard. or rit.)
gradually getting slower
rallentando (rall.)
gradually getting slower
Allargando
Make it broader
ritenuto (riten.)
Slow up, hold back
Più mosso
More movement
Meno Mosso
Less movement
A tempo
Return to the previous speed
Tempo primo
Return to the original speed
A Capella
Unaccompanied
Agitato
Agitated
Alla
In the manner of
Amoroso
Lovingly
Anima, con anima
Soulfully
Animato
Animated
Appassionato
Passionately
Arco
Use the bow
Assai
Very
Attacca
Go straight on
Bravura
Boldness
Brillante
Brilliant
Brioso con brio
With vigour
Cantabile
In a singing style
Coda
An ending to the music
Col (coll, con)
With
Da
From
Da capo
From the beginning
Dolce
Sweetly
Dolente
Sadly
Dolore
Sorrow
Espressivo
With expression
Fine
End
Forza
Force
Fuoco
Fire
Furioso
Furiously
Giocoso
Playfully
Giusto
Proper (exact)
Glissando
Sliding
grandioso
grandly
Grave
Solemn
Grazioso
Gracefully
Lacrimoso
Sadly (tearfully)
Legato
Smoothly
Leggiero
Lightly
Lugubre
Doleful (mournful)
lunga pausa
Long pause
Ma
But
maestoso
Majestically
Marcia
In a marching style
Meno
Less
Mezzo
Half
Molto
Much (a lot)
Mosso
Movement
Non
Not
non troppo
not too much
Ossia
Or
Pastorale
Country style
Pausa
Pause
Piú
More
Poco
A little
Poco à poco
Little by little
prima volta
first time
Primo
First
Rubato
In free time
scherzando
Playfully
Scherzo
A joke
Senza
Without
Simile
Similarly
Sordini
Mutes
Sostenuto
Sustained
Spiccato
Jerky (detached)
Spirtoso
Spiritedly
Subito
Suddenly
Tacet
Silence
Tempo
Time
tempo guisto
Strict time
tranquillo
peacefully
Tutti
All together
Vivace
Lively ( vivacious)
volti subito, v.s.
turn the page quickly
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