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Flashcards in RCM Advanced Terms Deck (52):
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cedez

yield; hold the tempo back

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leger

light; lightly

3

lentement

slowly

4

modere

at a moderate tempo

5

mouvement

tempo; motion

6

vite

fast

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bewegt

moving

8

langsam

slow; slowly

9

massig

moderate; moderately

10

mit Ausdruck

with expression

11

sehr

very

12

schnell

fast

13

ad libitum; ad lib.

at the liberty of the performer

14

agitato

agitated

15

allargando, allarg.

broadening, becoming slower

16

arco

for stringed instruments: resume bowing after a pizzicato passage

17

attaca

proceed without a break

18

calando

becoming slower and softer

19

comodo

at a comfortable, easy tempo

20

con fuoco

with fire

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con grazia

with grace

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con sordino

with mute

23

dolente

sad

24

giocoso

humorous, jocose

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grandioso

grand, grandiose

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largamente

broadly

27

l'istesso tempo

the same tempo

28

martellato

strongly accented, hammered

29

mesto

sad, mournful

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morendo

dying, fading away

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pesante

weighty, with emphasis

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pizzicato

for stringed instruments: pluck the string instead of bowing

33

primo, prima

first; the upper part of a duet

34

quindicesima alta (15ma)

two octaves higher

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risoluto

resolute

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ritenuto, riten.

suddenly slower, held back

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scherzando

playful

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secondo, seconda

second: second or lower part of a duet

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semplice

simple

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sforzando, sf, sfz

a sudden strong accent of a single note or chord

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simile

continue in the same manner as has just been indicated

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sonore

sonorous

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sopra

above

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sostenuto

sustained

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sotto voce

soft, subdued, under the breath

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stringendo

pressing, becoming faster

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subito

suddenly

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tacet

be silent

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tutti

a passage for the ensemble

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vivo

lively

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volta

time (for example, prima volta, first time; seconda volta, second time)

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volti subito, v.s.

turn the page quickly