Simple Italian Musical Terms


Some Commonly Used Simple Italian Musical Terms
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accelerando
 
a gradual increase in the speed of the music.
adagio
 
slowly, a speed between andante and largo
allegro
 
fast
andante
 
walking speed, moderately slow
crescendo
 
gradually getting louder
diminuendo
 
gradually getting softer
dolce
 
sweetly
forte
 
loud; strong
fortissimo
 
very loud
grandioso
 
grandly
grave
 
very slow; solemn
lacrimoso
 
sad
largo
 
rather slow; stately
legato
 
smoothly, no break between notes.
mezzoforte
 
moderately loud
mezzopiano
 
moderately soft
pianissimo
 
very soft
piano
 
soft
pizzicato
 
plucked, string players pluck the strings instead of using a bow.
presto
 
very fast
staccato
 
short, detached note
stringendo
 
gradually getting faster
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