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Diminuendo

gradual decrease in volume
(Decrescendo)

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Accelerando

Becoming faster

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Pianissimo

Very soft

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Fortissimo

Very loud

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Staccato

Short detached strokes

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Andante

Moderate "walking" tempo

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Crescendo

Gradual increase in volume

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Subito

Suddenly

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Sempre

Always

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Soli

Group solo. Section with melody

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Marcato

Stressed

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Con Fuoco

With fire

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Allegro

Fast

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Ritardando

Slowing down
(Rallentando)

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A. Tempo

Return to regular tempo after a ritard, accelerando, etc.