Characters

Major characters
(Characters in alphabetical order)

Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
A
accentuare emphasize, articulate
affetto affection (that is to say with a tender feeling, affectionate)
affettuoso affectionate (that is to say a sweet expression and soft)
agitato agitated
amabile amiable and affectionate manner
amorosamente lovingly
amoroso lover
animato animated
animazione animation
appassionato passionate
ardito bold, highlight the melody by a certain boldness to attack the note
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
B
brilliante brilliant, loud
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
C
cantabile singing
cantato sung
capriccioso capricious, playful
come prima as the first time
comodamente conveniently
comodo convenient, easy
con accento accented
con affetto with research, with taste
con allegrezza joyfully
con amaressa with grief (sad, bitter)
con anima cored
con animazione animated
con bravura bravely
con brio with brilliance (liveliness, vivacity, brightness, strength)
con calore warmly
con delicatezza delicately
con dolore sorrowfully
con duolo with pain (grief, sadness)
con esaltazione excitedly
con espressione expressively
con fuoco with fire, with flame
con furare furiously
con grazia graceful, charming
con gusto tastefully
con leggerezza lightly
con morbidezza softly, with flexibility, a certain nonchalance that is not free of charm
con moto with movement
con rabbia with fury and frenzy
con sentimento feelingly
con sforza strongly
con spirito with mind (verve, vivacity)
con tenerezza fondly
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
D
delicamente gently
delicato delicate
disinvolto clear, hairline
disperato desperate
divoto with devotion (of a serious way, inspiring devotion)
dolce sweet
dolcissimo very sweet
dolente mournful, plaintive, tearful, sad, grieving
dolorosamente painfully
doloroso painful
drammatico dramatic
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
E
elegante elegant (with elegance, distinction)
energico energetic
espressivo expressive
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
F
feroce fierce
festoso happy with a festive
fieramente proudly
flebile sad, plaintive
frenetico frenetic
furioso furious
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
G
giocoso gay, playful, pleasant
grandioso grandly, nobly
grave serious, solemn
grazioso graceful
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
I
innocentemente innocently, naively
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
L
lagrimoso tearful
leggero or leggiero light
leggierissimo lightweight
lunga long
lusingando caressing
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
M
maestoso majestic
malinconico melancholy
marcato marked
martellato hammered
marziale martial
mesto sad
mordente biting
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
N
nobile noble
nobilemente nobly
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
P
passionato passionate
pastorale pastoral country
patetico pathetic
pesante heavy
piacevole graceful, lively, cheerful
placido gentle, quiet
pomposo pompous
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
R
recitativo recitative (part of a musical non-taxable to the extent, that is to say that must be played or sung at the whim of the performer)
religioso religious
risoluto resolved
rustico rustic
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
S
scherzando jokingly
scherzo playful
sciolto agile, free, unbound
semplice simple, naive
sonoramente a sound manner, in harmony
sonoro sound, resonant, harmonious
sostenuto supported
sostenuto sine ad estensione submitted to the greatest extent, the wider
spirituoso vivacity, verve
staccato detached
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
T
teneramente tenderly
tranquillo quiet, calm
tremolo tremulous
tristamente sadly
Name of character
(Italian word)
Translation
V
villareccio rural, village

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Glossary

The harmony

In its broadest sense, the word harmony means traditionally one of the four elements of music - the others being the rhythm, the melody and timbre.
Harmony is the deliberate use of frequencies simultaneously, with a view to provide relief and depth to the song or instrumental performance : she represents the aspect vertical music, while the melody is the aspect horizontal.

Melody

In a music system, the word melody means the dimension that takes into account the heights emitted by a source, individual or collective, instrumental or vocal in a musical production of any kind. The main melody is opposed to the rhythm, another component of the music.
Because it is a succession of sounds with different frequencies, a melody is a succession of intervals. Indeed, from the standpoint of the interpreter, like that of the listener, each note of a melody is determined by the melodic interval that separates it from the previous note.

Solfeggio

In western music, solfeggio (or music theory) is the study of elements to read, write, play or sing a score. The ultimate goal of reading music is to hear a musical work, its orchestration and its interpretation, no other medium that its interior hearing.