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Musical vocab

for all-county

cantabile in a singing style
chromatic in semi-tones
allegro rapid;lively
allegreto light & moderately quick, but not as fast as allegro
animato animated;spirited
al fine to the finish
accelerando gradually faster
a tempo in time; generally implies a return to the original rate of speed
molto very
moderato moderately
mezzo medium;half
tempo time;speed
staccato separated, detached style
solo a composition or passage for 1 performer
soli more than 1 performer in unison
grazioso gracefully
ritardando gradually slower
segno the sign
coda the final added measures of a musical composition
rallentando gradually slower
presto very fast
poca a poca little by little
piano soft
fortissimo very loud
etude a study
pianissimo very softly
da capo from the begining
crescendo gradually louder
con spirito with spirit, brilliance
forte loud
decrescendo gradually softer
dolce sweetly
tacet silent
marziale martial
largo very slow
dal segno from the sign
con brio with spirit; brilliantly
fermata a hold or pause
andantino generally a little quicker than andante
andante moderately slow, but moving
maestoso majestically
dimenuendo gradually softer
legato smooth and connected
marcato marked; with emphasis
tenuto sustain full value
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