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accelerando (or accel.) gradually getting quicker
adagio slow
allegretto fairly quick (but not as quick as allegro)
allegro quick (literally cheerful)
andante at a medium (walking) speed
cantabile in a singing style
crescendo gradually getting louder
da capo (D.C) repeat from the beginning
dal segno (D.S.) repeat from the sign
decrescendo (or decresc.) gradually getting quieter
diminuendo (or dim.) gradually getting quieter
fine the end
F (forte) loud
FF (Fortissimo) very loud
legato smoothly
lento slow
mezzo half
MF (Mezzo forte) moderaly loud (literally half loud)
MP (Mezzo piano) moderately quiet (literally half quiet)
moderato moderately (allegro moderato: moderately quick
P (piano) quiet
PP (pianissimo) very quiet
poco a little
rallentando (or rall.) gradually getting slower
ritardando (or ritard. or rit.) gradually getting slower
ritenuto (or riten. or rit.) held back
staccato (or stacc.) detached
tempo speed, time (a tempo: in time)
8va below notes play an octave lower
8va over notes play an octave higher
Created by: flutistastrid
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