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Musical Terms, Commands & Symbols - Piano - About.com
The musical command 8va - an abbreviation of the Italian 'ottava' (octave) - is an indication to play an octave higher than written. Learn more about 8va, 8vb ...
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Musical Symbols - Sheet Music Terms and Musical Symbols - Piano
Some musical commands are abbreviated in sheet music (like 'sfz' and 'fff') -- learn the essential musical symbols and terms written in piano music, with clear ...
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Crescendo - Italian Musical Terms - Definition - Piano - About.com
The Italian musical term crescendo (abbreviated cresc.) is an indication to gradually increase the volume of a song until otherwise noted.
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8vb - Musical Terms & Symbols - What Does 8vb Mean - Piano
The musical symbol 8vb (an abbreviation of ottava bassa, or “low octave”) is an indication to play notes an octave lower than written on the staff. 8vb eases the ...
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French Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
The French musical phrase "accélérez le mouvement" (often abbreviated "accél." ) affects tempo. Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and multilingual synonyms ...
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Beginner Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
As a beginner musician, you don't need to know all of the musical terms just yet. This beginner piano glossary will help you learn the musical terms and symbols ...
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8va - Musical Terms & Symbols - What Does 8va Mean - Piano
The musical command 8va - an abbreviation of the Italian 'ottava' (octave) - is an indication to play an octave higher than written. Learn more about 8va, 8vb ...
http://piano.about.com/od/musicaltermsa1/g/GL_8va.htm
15ma - Italian Musical Terms - Meaning of Quindicesima - Piano
The musical symbol 15ma (Italian for "quindicesima") is an indication to play two octaves higher than written. Learn more about 15ma, 8va & other octave ...
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Italian Musical Terms - Meaning of Diminuendo (dim.) - Piano
Definition: The Italian musical term diminuendo (abbreviated dim.) literally means “diminishing,” and is an indication to gradually decrease the volume of the ...
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Ritardando (rit.) - Italian Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
The musical term Ritardando. ... The abbreviation rit. is sometimes used for ritenuto; ritenuto is often abbreviated to riten. to avoid confusion. Also Known As:.
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