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Definition: The Italian musical command affettuoso (“affectionately”) is an indication to play with love and warm affection.

See teneramente.

Also Known As: Pronunciation: ah-fett'-oo-OH-soh

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Reading Piano Music
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• Note-Lengths in U.K. & U.S. English
• Memorize the Grand Staff Notes
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Beginner Piano Lessons
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• Types of Barlines
• BPM & Tempo Commands
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Piano Care
Safely Whiten Your Piano Keys
Learn ivory-safe methods for brightening up your acoustic piano keys, and what you can do to prevent yellowing.

When to Tune a Piano
Find out when and how frequently you should schedule a professional piano tuning to keep your piano healthy and on-pitch.

Easy-to-Spot Signs of Piano Damage
Before you buy or sell an acoustic piano, learn how to assess it for both internal and external damage.

Ideal Piano Temp & Humidity Levels
Maintain sound quality and piano health by monitoring the temperature, humidity, and natural light in your piano room.

More Italian Musical Terms: Related Glossaries
 ■ Italian Music Commands
 ■ Essential Piano Music Glossary
 ■ German Musical Terms

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 ▪ Grand Staff Notes Quiz
 ▪ Tempo Command & BPM Quiz
 ▪ Time Signature & Rhythm Quiz

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