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Flashcards in performance directions (Italian grade 1-5 part 2) Deck (21):
1

a piacere

at pleasure, meaning that the performer is not bound to follow the given rhythm exactly

2

appassionato

with passion

3

a punto d'arca

see a la pointe (use the bow (of a string instrument) at the point, ie the end opposite to that held by the player

4

arco

bow of a string instrument, a directon after pizzicato

5

assai

very, extremely (but sometimes used in the same sense as assez)

6

assez(F)

enough, sufficiently (but sometimes used in the same sense as assai)

7

a tempo

in time, indicating a return to the original speed after eg rit., rall.

8

cantando

singing

9

capriccioso, capricieux (F)

in a whimsical, fanciful style

10

colla parte

keep with the soloist, a direction to an accompanist

11

colla voce

keep with the singer, a direction to an accompanist

12

corda, corde

string, strings (see una corda, tre corde)

13

deciso

with determination

14

decrescendo, dimin., dim.

graduallly getting softer

15

fin (F), fine(I)

end

16

flautato, flautando

flute-like, a direction for natural harmonics on string instruments

17

flessibile

flexible, i.e. not in strict tempo

18

glissando, gliss.

slide (a rapid scale passage produced by e.g. drawing a thumb or finger-tip along the white keys of a piano, or by sweeping the fingers across the strings of a harp or by sliding the finger along a spring of a string instrument)

19

lacrimoso, lagrimando, lagrimoso

sad (lit. 'tearful')

20

licenza

licence, freedom (con alcuna licenza: with some freedom, particularly with ragard to tempo and rhythm)

21

l'istesso

the same (l'istesso tempo: at the same speed)