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38 Cards in this Set

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Grave
very slow
Largo
very slow
Lento
slow
Adagio
slow
Andante
fairly slow
Moderato
moderate speed
Allegretto
a little slower than Allegro
Allegro
fast
Vivace
lively, quick
Presto
very fast
Prestissimo
as fast as possible
Accelerando
get faster
Stringendo
gradually faster
Allargando
broadening out
Rallentando
gradually slower
Rittardando
gradually slower
Ritenuto
slower at once
PP
pianissimo; very soft
P
piano; soft
MP
mezzo piano; moderately soft
MF
mezzo forte; moderately loud
F
forte; loud
FF
fortissimo; very loud
Crescendo
gradually getting louder
Decrescendo
gradually getting softer
Diminuendo
gradually getting softer
A Cappella
unaccompanied vocal music
Arco
a direction to string players to resume the use of the bow after a passage of pizzicato
Blue notes
the third and seventh note of the key are flattened( in a blues tone)
Con Sordino
play with mute, muted
Col legno
A direction to string players to use the wood of the bow.
Double Stopping
playing on two adjacent strings at the same time.(stringed instruments)
Glissando
The rapid playing of a scale passage by drawing thumb or finger across the keys
Loco
notes are to be played at their normal pitch( after an indication to play them an octave higher or lower.)
Ottava
Octave
Ottava bassa
an octave lower
Pitch bending
pitch is the height or depth of a note. Pitch bending is making a chance in the height or dept of a note
Pizzicato
Plucked (in string music)