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After divisi signifying unison playing
Accompaniment
Parts in support of melody
Ad libitum
At liberty
Aire
Song
Alla
In the style of
Alla breve
Cut time, 2/2
Allargando
Louder and slower
Anacrusis
Pick up notes
Andantino
A little slower than andante
Arioso
Lyrically, expresively
Arrange
Set a composition for a different medium
Assai
Very
Atonal
Having no tone or key center
Attacca
Attached
Augmented
Increased by one half step
Baroque
1600-1750, ornamented and elaborate
Cadenza
Unmetered solo
Canto, chanson
Song
Chord
Two or more tones played simultaneously
Classical
1750-1820, highly structured
Colla
With the
Diminished
Decreased by 1/2 step
Dimiuendo
Get softer gradually
Ensemble
Precision playing
Grave
Slowest tempo, solem
Harmony
Simultaneous pitches
Intonation
Exactness of pitch production
L'istesso tempo
Keep the same tempo
Laisser Vibre
Let vibrate
Augmented
Increased by one half step
Baroque
1600-1750, ornamented and elaborate
Cadenza
Unmetered solo
Canto, chanson
Song
Chord
Two or more tones played simultaneously
Classical
1750-1820, highly structured
Colla
With the
Diminished
Decreased by 1/2 step
Dimiuendo
Get softer gradually
Ensemble
Precision playing
Grave
Slowest tempo, solem
Harmony
Simultaneous pitches
Intonation
Exactness of pitch production
L'istesso tempo
Keep the same tempo
Laisser Vibre
Let vibrate
Largamente
Broadly
Loco
As written
Ma non troppo
But not too much
Melody
Single pitches played sequentially
Meno
Less
Meter
Pattern of fixed beats to measure music
Minor
W H W W H W W Step pattern
Modulation
Changing from one key to another
Mosso, moto
Motion
Motif
Short melodic fragment
Opus
Published work
Overture
The introduction to a musical or opera
Perfect
Unisons, octaves, fourths, and fifths
Pesante
Heavily
Piu
More
Poco
Little
Relative Minor
Scale a minor third below major, having the same key signatures
Rythm
Organization of beats in time
Ritenuto
Slowing down immediatly
Romantic
1820-1900, appealing to the emotions
Rondo
ABACABA in form
Rubato
Freely
Scale
Division of the octave
Scherzando
Playfully
Sempre
Always
Sonata
Multi-movement piece for solo instrument
Sordino
Mute
Sostenuto
Sustained
Strain
Section within a march
Stringendo
Pressing foreward
Subito
Suddenly
Tacet
Silent, having no part
Tempo 1
Take the original tempo
Transcribe
Adapt for different instruments
Transition
Changes in key, tempo, or style
Trio
Third strain of a march, or three players
Turn
An embellishment
Valse
Waltz
Vibrato
Rapid fluctuation of pitch
Vivace
Lively, quick