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the manner in which noted are played and released
articulation
without
senza
lightly
leggiero
rhythmic flexibility for expressive effect
rubato
marked, emphasized
marcato
hold notes for their full value
tenuto
always
sempre
in the same matter
simile
change of key within a composition
modulation
a brilliant virtuoso passage sometimes improvised, for solo intrument or voice
cadenza
an emphasis on off-beats or weak beats; the shifting of accents to beats that are not normally accented
syncopation
sustained tones or slower tempo
sostenuto
a walking tempo
andante
suddenly
subito
hold a note or rest longer than its value
fermata
emphasis or stress on a tone
accent
gracefully
grazioso
slow, between andante and largo
adagio
a fast tempo
allegro
more motion
piu mosso
a moderate tempo between andante and allegro
moderato
gradually becoming slower
rallentando
gradually slowing down
ritardando
tem indicating the order in which a composer's works were written or published
opus
notes which embellish a melody
ornaments
loudness or softness in music
dynamics
slightly faster then andante
andantino
slightly slower then allegro
allegretto
tones that sound the same on the piano but are spelled differently
enharmonic
very slow, stately and broad
largo
moderately loud
mezzo forte
moderately soft
mezzo piano
very loud
fortissimo
very soft
pianissimo
a curved line joining two notes on the same line or space
tie
gradually becoming softer
decrescendo
the speed of the beat of a composition
tempo
return to the beginning and play to the end
da capo al fine
return to the sign and play to the end
dal segno al fine
loud
forte
smooth or connected
legato
detached or disconnected
staccato
soft
piano
return to the original tempo
a tempo
a musical thought or sentence
phrase
a progression of notes or chords that gives the effect of ending a passage of music
cadence
gradually becoming faster
accelerando
a little
poco
a repeated melodic pattern starting on different pitches
sequence
gradually becoming louder
credcendo
less motion
meno mosso
a symbol that raises or lowers a note
accidental
much
molto
very fast
presto
movement by semitone/half step
chromatic
singing style
cantabile
sweetly
dolce
lively, very quick
vivance
strong accent
sforzando