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Glossary of Music speeds, dynamics and moods

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Andante
at walking pace
Moderato
moderately
Allegretto
not as fast as allegro
Accelerando
getting quicker
Rallentando
getting slower
Ritardando
holding back
A tempo/tempo primo
back to original time
Piano
soft
Mezzo-piano
moderately soft
Pianissimo
very soft
Forte
loud
Mezzo-forte
moderately loud
Fortissimo
very loud
Crescendo
getting louder
Diminuendo
getting softer

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