Grade 1 Theory vocab

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Accelerando
Gradually getting quicker
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Adagio
Slow
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Allegretto
Fairly quick (but not as quick as allegro)
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Allegro
Quick (literally cheerful)
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Andante
At a medium (walking) speed
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Cantabile
In a singing style
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Crescendo (cresc)
Gradually getting louder
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Da capo (D.C.)
Repeat from the beginning
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Dal segno (D.S.)
Repeat from the sign
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Decrescendo (decresc)
Gradually getting quieter
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Diminuendo (dim)
Gradually getting quieter
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Fine
The end
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Forte (f)
Loud
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Fortissimo (ff)
very loud
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Legato
Smoothly
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Lento
Slow
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Mezzo
Half
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Mezzo forte (mf)
Moderately loud (literally "half" loud)
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Mezzo piano (mp)
Moderately quiet (literally "half" quiet)
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Moderato
Moderately
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Piano (p)
Quiet
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Pianissimo (pp)
Very quiet
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Poco
A little
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Rallentando (rall)
Gradually getting slower
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Ritardando (ritard, rit)
Gradually getting slower
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Ritenuto (riten, rit)
Held back
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Staccato (stacc)
Detached
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Tempo
Speed, time
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Card 2

Front

Slow

Back

Adagio

Card 3

Front

Fairly quick (but not as quick as allegro)

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Quick (literally cheerful)

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

At a medium (walking) speed

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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