Italian 'speed' musical terms.

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Italian 'speed' musical terms.

Postby PeterA » 10 Feb 2020 10:06

Here are 12 Italian musical terms that are regularly used to define the speed at which the piece of music should be played. They are currently listed in alphabetical order.

Rearrange them in 'speed' order, with the slowest one first, increasing to the fastest.

Don't cheat.

This is a good test for your musical knowledge.

    Adagio
    Allegretto
    Allegro
    Andante
    Grave
    Larghetto
    Largo
    Lento
    Moderato
    Prestissimo
    Presto
    Vivace (or Vivo)
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Re: Italian 'speed' musical terms.

Postby PeterA » 24 Feb 2020 17:05

Don't scroll down until you have at least tried to order, the Italian 'speed' musical terms ....

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Re: Italian 'speed' musical terms.

Postby PeterA » 24 Feb 2020 17:06

Answers to Italian Speed musical terms.

* Grave - very slow and solemn (pronounced "GRAH-vay")
* Largo - slow and broad ("LAR-go")
* Larghetto - not quite as slow as largo ("lar-GET-oh")
* Adagio - slow ("uh-DAH-jee-oh")
* Lento - slow ("LEN-toe")
* Andante - literally "walking", a medium slow tempo ("on-DON-tay")
* Moderato - moderate, or medium ("MOD-er-AH-toe")
* Allegretto - Not as fast as allegro ("AL-luh-GRET-oh")
* Allegro - fast ("uh-LAY-grow")
* Vivo, or Vivace - lively and brisk ("VEE-voh")
* Presto - very fast ("PRESS-toe")
* Prestissimo - very, very fast ("press-TEE-see-moe")

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