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Piano Preliminary Terms

Terms for RCM Exam

Terms

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majestic
maestosa
fairly fast
allegretto
left hand
mano sinistra, M.S.
not as slow as largo
larghetto
in a singing style
cantabile
slowing down
rallentando, rall.
faster than andante
andantino
a slow tempo
adagio
marked, stressed
marcato, marc.
fast
allegro
slowing down gradually
ritardando, rit.
moderately slow
andante
graceful
grazioso
soft
piano, p
very soft
pianissimo
loud
forte, f
very slow
largo
smoothly
legato
the original tempo
tempo primo
at a moderate tempo
moderato
slow
lento
becoming softer
descrescendo, decresc.
sharply detached
staccato
becoming softer
diminuendo, dim.
very loud
fortissimo, ff
sweetly
dolce
moderately soft
mezzo piano, mp
as fast as possible
prestissimo
from the sign
dal segno, D.S.
becoming louder
crescendo, cresc.
return to the original tempo
a tempo
from the beginning
da capo, D.C.
right hand
mano destra, M.D.
moderately loud
mezzo forte, mf
with pedal
con pedale, Ped.
the end
fine
fast
presto

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