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Return to the previous tempo

A tempo

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A slow tempo (between andante and Largo)

Adagio

2

Fairly fast (A little slower than allegro)

Allegretto

3

Fast

Allegro

4

Moderately slow; at a walking pace

Andante

5

A little faster than andante

Andantino

6

In a singing style

Cantabile

7

With pedal

Con pedale, con ped.

8

Becoming louder

Crescendo, cresc.

9

From the beginning

Da capo, D.C.

10

Repeat from the beginning and end at fine

Da capo al fine, D.C. Al fine

11

From the sign

Dal segno, D.S. al

12

Becoming softer

Decrescendo, decresc.

13

Becoming softer

Diminuendo, dim.

14

Sweet, gentle

Dolce

15

Pause; hold note or rest longer than written value

Fermata

16

The end

Fine

17

Loud

Forte, f

18

Very loud

Fortissimo, ff

19

Graceful

Grazioso

20

Not as slow as Largo

Larghetto

21

Very slow and broad

Largo

22

Smooth

Legato

23

Slow

Lento

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Majestic

Maestoso

25

Right hand

Mano destra, M.D.

26

Left hand

Mano sinistra, M.S.

27

Marked or stressed

Marcato, marc.

28

Moderately loud

Mezzo forte, mf

29

Moderately soft

Mezzo piano, mp