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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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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
Sharp - Musical Terms and Symbols - Learn About Sharps - Piano
A sharp (♯, but also # in type) is a musical symbol that modifies the pitch of a note by the smallest Western interval: a half step. Learn more about sharps, flats,  ...
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Smorzando Definition - Italian Musical Terms - Piano - About.com
Definition: The Italian musical command smorzando (often abbreviated smorz.) is an indication to gradually slow down and soften the notes until nothing is ...
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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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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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Double-Sharps - Musical Terms & Symbols - What Is a Double Sharp
A double-sharp is a musical symbol that makes a note's pitch higher by two half steps -- but what is the point of a double-sharp? Learn how double-accidentals ...
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