Musical Terms | Term 2

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  • 1. 
    A tempo
    • A. 

      Gradually get softer

    • B. 

      The last part of a piece

    • C. 

      Return to original tempo

    • D. 

      Smoothly

  • 2. 
    Accelerando
    • A. 

      Gradually speed up

    • B. 

      The last part of a piece

    • C. 

      Quite fast, but not as fast as Allegro

    • D. 

      Quick and lively

  • 3. 
    Adagio
    • A. 

      Slow, but not Largo

    • B. 

      Gradually get softer

    • C. 

      Moderately slow; Walking tempo

    • D. 

      Very slow and dignified

  • 4. 
    Allargando
    • A. 

      Slow down and crescendo

    • B. 

      Fast

    • C. 

      Slower than Andante, but often used to mean the reverse

    • D. 

      Gradually get louder

  • 5. 
    Allegretto
    • A. 

      Quite fast, but not as fast as Allegro

    • B. 

      Moderately slow; Walking tempo

    • C. 

      Fast

    • D. 

      Slow, but not Largo

  • 6. 
    Allegro
    • A. 

      Fast

    • B. 

      Gradually get softer

    • C. 

      The end

    • D. 

      Slowly

  • 7. 
    Andante
    • A. 

      Moderately slow; Walking tempo

    • B. 

      The last part of a piece

    • C. 

      Slow, but not Largo

    • D. 

      Slow down and crescendo

  • 8. 
    Andantino
    • A. 

      Slower than Andante, but often used to mean the reverse

    • B. 

      The last part of a piece

    • C. 

      Fast

    • D. 

      Gradually speed up

  • 9. 
    Coda
    • A. 

      The last part of a piece

    • B. 

      Gradually get louder

    • C. 

      The same speed

    • D. 

      Smoothly

  • 10. 
    Crescendo
    • A. 

      Gradually get louder

    • B. 

      The end

    • C. 

      The same speed

    • D. 

      Smoothly

  • 11. 
    Da Capo
    • A. 

      Return to the beginning of a piece

    • B. 

      Gradually get softer

    • C. 

      The end

    • D. 

      Slower than Andante, but often used to mean the reverse

  • 12. 
    Dal Segno
    • A. 

      Return to "The Sign"

    • B. 

      Very slow and dignified

    • C. 

      Return to the beginning of a piece

    • D. 

      Fast

  • 13. 
    Decrescendo
    • A. 

      Gradually get softer

    • B. 

      Smoothly

    • C. 

      Slowly

    • D. 

      Less motion; less rapidly

  • 14. 
    Diminuendo
    • A. 

      Gradually get softer

    • B. 

      Slowly

    • C. 

      Very slow and dignified

    • D. 

      The last part of a piece

  • 15. 
    Fermata
    • A. 

      Hold the note until the conductor releases it

    • B. 

      Very slow and dignified

    • C. 

      Less motion; less rapidly

    • D. 

      More motion; more rapidly

  • 16. 
    Fine
    • A. 

      The end

    • B. 

      Ritenuto

    • C. 

      Gradually get louder

    • D. 

      Very slow and dignified

  • 17. 
    L'istesso Tempo
    • A. 

      The same speed

    • B. 

      Separated

    • C. 

      Smoothly

    • D. 

      The end

  • 18. 
    Largo
    • A. 

      Very slow and dignified

    • B. 

      Separated

    • C. 

      The same speed

    • D. 

      Return to "The Sign"

  • 19. 
    Legato
    • A. 

      Smoothly

    • B. 

      Slowly

    • C. 

      Slow down

    • D. 

      The end

  • 20. 
    Lento
    • A. 

      Slowly

    • B. 

      Separated

    • C. 

      Quick and lively

    • D. 

      The last part of a piece

  • 21. 
    Meno mosso
    • A. 

      Less motion; less rapidly

    • B. 

      Gradually get louder

    • C. 

      The last part of a piece

    • D. 

      The same speed

  • 22. 
    Piu mosso
    • A. 

      More motion; more rapidly

    • B. 

      Gradually get softer

    • C. 

      Gradually speed up, usually with a crescendo

    • D. 

      Return to the first tempo

  • 23. 
    Rallentando
    • A. 

      Slow down

    • B. 

      Slow more suddenly and extremely than a ritardando

    • C. 

      Gradually speed up, usually with a crescendo

    • D. 

      More motion; more rapidly

  • 24. 
    Ritardando
    • A. 

      Gradually slower

    • B. 

      Hold the note until the conductor releases it.

    • C. 

      Slow more suddenly and extremely than a ritenuto

    • D. 

      Return to the beginning of a piece.

  • 25. 
    Ritenuto
    • A. 

      Slow more suddenly and extremely than a ritardando

    • B. 

      Very slow and dignified

    • C. 

      Hold the note until the conductor releases it.

    • D. 

      Return to the first tempo

  • 26. 
    Staccato
    • A. 

      Separated

    • B. 

      Very slow and dignified

    • C. 

      The last part of a piece

    • D. 

      Smoothly

  • 27. 
    Stringendo
    • A. 

      Gradually speed up, usually with a crescendo

    • B. 

      Fitting or strict tempo

    • C. 

      Quick and lively

    • D. 

      Return to the first tempo

  • 28. 
    Tempo Giusto  
    • A. 

      Fitting or strict tempo

    • B. 

      Less motion; less rapidly

    • C. 

      Hold the note until the conductor releases it

    • D. 

      Return to the beginning of a piece.

  • 29. 
    Tempo Primo
    • A. 

      Return to the first tempo

    • B. 

      Very slow and dignified

    • C. 

      Hold the note until the conductor releases it.

    • D. 

      Return to the beginning of a piece.

  • 30. 
    Vivace
    • A. 

      Quick and lively

    • B. 

      Very slow and dignified

    • C. 

      The same speed

    • D. 

      The last part of a piece