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Main indications of tempo
(Tempos ordered from slowest to fastest)

Name tempo
(Italian word)
(Metronome markings)
Grave 40-45 Grave, slow
Largo 45-55 Large, slow, wide
Larghetto 50-60 Pretty broad, a little less slowly than "Largo"
Lento 52-65 Slow
Adagio 55-70 A little less slowly than "Lento"
Adagietto 58-75 Quite slow
Andante 60-90 Going, moderate, slower than "Allegro" but faster than "Largo"
Andantino 70-100 Just as slow as "Andante"
Moderato 80-105 Moderate (up)
Allegretto 100-120 Fast enough but a bit less lively than "Allegro"
Allegro 116-150 Gay, lively, cheerful, fast enough
Vivace (vivo) 126-170 Bright
Presto 144-200 Very fast
Prestissimo 184 and beyond Extremely fast

Main changes in tempo

Pronunciation (Italian word) Abbreviation Translation
Allargando allarg. Broadening
Calando cal. By slowing down and reducing the sound
Meno vivo   Less vivid
Morendo   In dying, reduce and slow down the sound much
Rallentando rall. Slowing
Ritardando ritar. Delaying
Ritenuto rit. Retained
Smorzando smorz. By slowing down and letting the sound die


Pronunciation (Italian word) Abbreviation Translation
Affretando   By pressing and stirred
Agitato   Agitated
Animato   Animated
Accelerando acceler. Accelerating
Doppio (movimento)   Two times faster than the original tempo
Più mosso or Più moto   Liveliest
Stretto   Tight pressed


Pronunciation (Italian word) Abbreviation Translation
A tempo a T° Back tempo
Istesso tempo (lo stesso tempo)   The same movement
Tempo Ordinario   Normal Tempo
Tempo primo   In the first movement


Pronunciation (Italian word) Abbreviation Translation
A capriccio   Freely
Ad libitum ad lib. A will, freely
A piacere   A pleasure
Rubato   Stolen
Without rigid metronomic slightly shorten the note and the accompanying continues to carry the melody
Senza tempo   Without tempo

Creation date : 12/03/2009 17:35
Category : - Solfeggio
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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.


Indication of expression, commander accelerate certain notes of the melody or slow others to abandon the rigor of the measure.
Feature Game of Romantic composers and Frederick Chopin in particular.


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.