Music

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Music
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  1. return to the original tempo after some deviation
    a tempo
  2. slow, leisurely tempo
    adagio
  3. a tempo marking indicating quick double time; i.e. 2/2 instead of 4/4
    alla breve
  4. slowing of tempo, usually with increasing volume; most frequentlyoccurs toward the end of a piece.
    allagrando
  5. rather slow, at a moderate walking pace
    andante
  6. a composed song in which the text, melody, and accompaniment, areinterrelated to create a unified effect.
    art song
  7. a self-contained composition for solo voice, usually with instrumentalaccompaniment and usually found within the context of an opera, oratorio orcantata
    aria
  8. singable; singing
    cantabile
  9. a short or partial breath to renew lung supply quickly
    catch breath
  10. a congregational song or hymn of the German Protestant Church,originally for the entire congregation to sing
    chorale
  11. a semi-tone. There are 12 half-steps in an octave.
    half step
  12. lowered, or reduced; generally refers to the lowering of a pitchchromatically by one half step
    diminished
  13. 3 or more pitches sounded simultaneously or functioning as if soundedsimultaneously
    chord
  14. the notes of a chord played in succession to one another, rather thansimultaneously; a broken chord
    arpeggio
  15. music that lacks a tonal center; absence of key
    atonal
  16. to the end, generally used after a repetition
    al fine
  17. 4/4 meter, denoted C
    common time
  18. repeat from the beginning of the composition
    D.C. da cappo
  19. the degrees of loudness in a musical work
    dynamics
  20. a pause or hold
    fermata
  21. sweet, loveable
    amabile
  22. sweetly, usually also softly
    dolce
  23. graceful
    grazioso
  24. grave, solemn
    grave
  25. ornamentation added to music to make it more beautiful oreffective, or to demonstrate the abilities of the performer
    embellishment

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