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Italian Musical Glossary - Piano - About.com
The actual Italian term for minuet is "minuetto," but German composers likely combined -- probably by accident -- the Italian and German terms for minuet in ...
Tempo - Italian Musical Terms - Meaning of Tempo
It's important to understand "tempo" if you're a musician. Learn the meaning of tempo, and see how it's marked in piano sheet music.
Legato - Italian Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
Definition: A legato creates a smooth, slurred effect on notes, leaving no audible spaces between them. The symbol for legato is a curved line written above or ...
Fortissimo (ff) - Italian Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
Definition: Fortissimo is an indication to play very loudly; louder than forte, but softer than fortississimo. Fortissimo is abbreviated ff, but can also be written fff ...
Al Coda - Italian Musical Terms - Meaning of al Coda
The Italian musical phrase al coda (literally “to the tail”) is an indication to skip forward to the next coda sign. Al coda may be written alone; over a coda sign, or in ...
Italian Musical Terms - Meaning of Arpeggio - Piano - About.com
The Italian musical term arpeggio is signified by a squiggly, vertical line.
Fortississimo (fff) - Italian Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
Definition: Fortississimo is an indication to play as loudly as possible; louder than fortissimo. Fortississimo is abbreviated by at least three f's, and can have as ...
Piano (p) - Italian Musical Terms
Piano, most often seen as p, affects the dynamics (or volume) of a musical composition. Piano is an indication to play softly; louder than pianissimo, but softer ...
Italian Musical Terms: Allegro - Piano - About.com
Allegro is frequently paired with other musical commands in the titles of musical compositions, as well as in notation as qualified tempo or mood commands:.
Rubato - Italian Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
Definition: The Italian musical command rubato, which literally means “robbed,” indicates that the performer may take liberties with the articulation, dynamics, ...
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