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Flashcards in Tempo Deck (21)
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1

very, very slow (24 bpm and under)

• Larghissimo

2

very slowly

• Adagissimo

3

very slow (25–45 bpm)

• Grave

4

Very slow and broad; a slow and solemn tempo (40–60 bpm)

• Largo

5

slowly (45–60 bpm)

• Lento

6

rather broadly (60–66 bpm)

• Larghetto (laugh gate throu)

7

slowly with great expression(66–76 bpm)

• Adagio (ah da joe)

8

slower than andante (72–76 bpm) or slightly faster than adagio (70–80 bpm)

• Adagietto

9

at a walking pace (76–108 bpm)

• Andante (ann done dad)

10

slightly faster than andante (although, in some cases, it can be taken to mean slightly slower than andante) (80–108 bpm)

• Andantino (ann done ti no)

11

moderately, in the manner of a march (83–85 bpm)

• Marcia moderato

12

between andante and moderato (92–112 bpm)

• Andante moderato

13

at a moderate speed (108–120 bpm)

• Moderato

14

by the mid 19th century, moderately fast (112–120 bpm)

• Allegretto (ah regret throu)

15

close to, but not quite allegro (116–120 bpm)

• Allegro moderato

16

fast, quickly, and bright (120–156 bpm)

• Allegro (A let go)

17

lively and fast (156–176 bpm)

• Vivace

18

very fast and lively (172–176 bpm)

• Vivacissimo

19

very fast (172–176 bpm)

• Allegrissimo or Allegro vivace

20

very, very fast (168–200 bpm)

• Presto

21

even faster than presto (200 bpm and over)

• Prestissimo (Press C C mold)