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NLW-Musical Terms

Give the meaning of the following musical terms.

QuestionAnswer
maestoso majestically
largo slow, broad
espressivo expressive, with expression
vivace lively
trill an ornament (tr)
sforzando a sudden strong accent (sf/sfz)
Sul A stay on the A string
larghetto somewhat slowly, not as slow as largo
forte loud (f)
mezzo forte medium loud mp)
fortissimo very loud (ff)
piano soft (p)
pianissimo very soft (pp)
mezzo piano medium soft (mp)
andante a walking tempo
moderato moderately
allegro fast, cheerful, brisk
ritardando slowing down (rit.)
crescendo get louder (cresc.) <
descrescendo get softer (decresc.) >
accelerando gradually increasing the tempo (accel.)
legato smoothly
staccato short (make each note brief and detached)
pizzicato pluck the string (pizz.)
arco use the bow
diminuendo gradually get softer (dim.)
adagio play slowly
allegretto a little lively, moderately fast
andantino slightly faster than andante
a tempo back to the original tempo
cantabile in a singing style
piu mosso more movement, a little faster tempo
molto very
agitato agitated
grazioso gracefully
poco a little
dolce sweetly
rallentando progressively slower, broadening of the tempo (rall.)
tenuto hold the note the maximum value, a little stretched
tranquillo peacefully, calmly
tutti all, all together (all musicians/parts play)
solo alone, a single instrument or voice
largamente broadly
marcato marked, accentuate each note as if it was accented
brillante brilliantly, with sparkle
presto very quickly
Created by: tgianno
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