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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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Music Glossaries - A-Z Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
Extensive musical glossary organized by alphabet, language & musical command type. Find illustrated glossary definitions for musical terms & symbols.
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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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Musical Terms - D - Piano - About.com
How to pronounce musical capo: The Italian musical phrase "da capo" is commonly seen abbreviated in musical commands such as D.C. al coda and D.C. al ...
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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
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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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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Accelerando (Accel.) - Italian Musical Terms Glossary - Piano
Definition: The Italian musical command accelerando (often abbreviated accel.) is an indication to gradually increase the tempo of a song until otherwise noted*.
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Mezzo Forte (Mf) - Italian Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
The Italian musical phrase mezzo forte (abbreviated as.
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8vb - Musical Terms & Symbols - What Does 8vb Mean - Piano
Definition: 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.
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