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Musical Technical Terms
Dynamics:
Estinto ­ as soft as possible
Fortepiano (fp) ­ loud, then immediately soft
Calando ­ getting softer, dying away
Morendo - dying away
Niente ­ nothing (silence)
Perdendosi ­ dying away
Crescendo (cresc.) ­ gradually getting louder
Decrescendo (decresc.) ­ gradually getting quieter
Diminuendo (dim.) ­ gradually getting quieter
Forte (f) - loud
Fortissimo (ff) ­ very loud
Mezzo forte (mf) ­ moderately loud
Mezzo piano (mp) ­ moderatly quiet
Pianissimo (pp) ­ very quiet
Piano (p) - quiet
Tempo (Italian):
A tempo - in time
Accelerando (accel) ­ gradually getting faster
Adagietto ­ rather slow
Affrettando ­ hurrying
Agitato ­ agitated
Alla breve ­ with a minim beat
Alla misura ­ in strict time
Allargando ­ broadening
Allegretto ­ fairly quickly
Allegro assai - very fast
Allegro moderato ­ moderately fast
Allegro ­ fast
Andante ­ at walking pace
Andantino ­ slightly fast than andante
Comodo ­ at comfortable speed
Doppio movimento ­ twice as fast
Grave ­ very slow
Incalzando ­ getting quicker
Larghetto ­ rather slow
Largo ­ slow and stately
Lento - slow
Lunga ­ long
Lunga pausa ­ long pause
Misura ­ measure

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Moderato ­ moderate speed
Presto - fast (faster than allegro)
Rallentando (rall.) ­ gradually getting slower
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Amoroso ­ loving
Anima - spirit
Animado ­ becoming or lively
Animato ­ animated, lively
Appassionato ­ with passion
Brio ­ vigour
Cantabile - in a singing style
Cantando ­ singing
Deciso ­ with determination
Delicate ­ delicate
Dolce ­ sweet, soft
Dolente ­ sad, mournful
Dolore ­ grief
Doloroso ­ sorrowful
Energico ­ energetic
Espressivo - expressive
Fuoco ­ fire
Giocoso ­ playful, merry
Grazioso - graceful
Lacrimoso - sad
Largamente ­ broadly
Legato ­ smoothy
Leggiero ­ light, nimble
Lusingando ­ coaxing
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Legerement ­ light
Breit - broad, expansive
Frohlich ­ cheerful, joyful
Ruhig ­ peaceful
Suss - sweet
Traurig - sad
Zart ­ tender, delicate
Other (Italian)
Al, alla - in the style of...…read more

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Mais ­ but
Moins - less
Non - not
Peu ­ little
Plus ­ more
Sans ­ without
Tres ­ very
Un, une ­ one
Other (German):
Aber - but
Ausdruck - expression
Ein - one
Einfach ­ simple
Etwas - somewhat, rather
Immer ­ always
Mit ­ with
Nicht ­ not
Ohne - without
Sehr ­ very
Und ­ and
Voll ­ full
Wenig ­ little
Wieder ­ again
Zu ­ to, too…read more

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