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gradually growing faster
accelerando
chromatic alteration of a note from the key signature until the next bar line (can be extended by a tie)
accidental
getting slower and louder
allargando
lively,animated,spirited
animato or con anima
return to the original tempo
a tempo
a concluding passage added to the form proper
coda
with
con
with mute
con sordino
spirited, lively
con spirito
becoming louder
crescendo
from the beginning
da capo (D.C)
from the sign
dal segno (D.S)
becoming softer
decrescendo
becoming softer
diminuendo
level of loudness
dynamics
divided parts where there is normally one
divisi
a different spelling of the same pitch or chore
enharmonics
with feeling, with expression
espressivo
a pause or hold
fermata
the end
fine
a glide from one note to the next
glissando
pitch difference between two notes
interval
sharps or flats placed at the beginning of a selection indicating its key
key signature
smooth, even without breaks between notes
legato
accented, stressed
marcato
less
meno
much, very
molto
moved motion
mosso or moto
little by little
poco a poco
becoming slower
rallentando
ritardando
becoming slower
without
sans or senza
always, throughout
sempre
a sudden accent
sforzando
in the same manner
simile
mute
sordino
sustained
sostenuto
detached
staccato
be silent
tacet
rate of speed
tempo
solemn and very very slow
grave
very slow
largo
adagio,lento, larghetto
slow
moderately slow
andante
slightly faster than andante
andantino
moderate; neither fast nor slow
moderato
moderately fast
allegretto
fast and lively
allegro
very fast and intense
vivo, vivace
the fastest conventional tempo
presto
as fast as possible
prestissimo
a rapid alteration between the written note and the diatonic second above it
trill
quiet, peaceful
tranquilo
martele
hammer stroke, firm, exaggerate, staccato
very light rapid staccato bowing
sautille
with the stick- turn the bow on its side and hit the string
col legno
slight flucuatioin of pitch by left hand motion
vibrato
together on the same part or in octaves
unison