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Sect.1 Tempo Indications; Sect. 2 Qualifying Terms; Sect. 3 Tempo Changes; Sect. 4 English Terms

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Section 1

Question Answer
gravevery slow and solem
largobroadly
lentoslowly
adagioleisurely
andanteat a walking pace
vivacelively
allegrofast
prestovery fast
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Section 2

Question Answer
poco a pocolittle by little
un pocoa little
subitosuddenly
mederatomoderately
con motowith movement
menoless
piumore
troppotoo much
ma non troppabut not too much
moltovery, much
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Section 3

Question Answer
accelerandoaccel. getting gradually faster
rallentandorall. getting gradually slower
ritardandoritard. or rit. getting gradually slower
ritenutorit. or riten. holding back
meno mossoless movement (right away)
piu messomore movement (right away)
doppio movimentotwice as fast
a tempoback to original speed
rubatorobbed time/held back
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Section 4

 

Question Answer
melismaa group of notes sung to one syllable of text
arcowith a bow. used chiefly as a direction to indicate the resumption of bowing after a pizzicato passage
tenutoeither a note or chord held for its full time value (or longer with slight rubato), or play the note slightly louder
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