Playing Instructions

Playing Instructions:

  1. Accelerando: accelerating, speeding up
  2. Affetuoso: affectionately, tenderly
  3. Agitato: agitated
  4. Allargando: getting longer, slowing down
  5. Animato: animated, spirited
  6. Appassionato: passionately
  7. Assai: extremely
  8. Attacca: (attached): continue without pause
  9. Cantabile: songlike
  10. Capriccioso: capricious, fanciful
  11. Con Brio: with verve
  12. Con Fuoco: with fire
  13. Con Moto: with motion, keep moving
  14. Crescendo: growing, gradually getting louder
  15. Da capo: from the beginning
  16. Diminuendo: diminishing, gradually getting quieter
  17. Dolce: sweetly
  18. Doloroso: painful, sad
  19. Espressivo: in an expressive manner
  20. Feroce: ferocious
  21. Forzato: forced
  22. Giocoso: jolly
  23. Giusto: (just) exact, strict
  24. Grazia: grace; Grazioso: graceful
  25. Incalzando: warming up, becoming more fervent
  26. Innig: (inner) with sincerity
  27. La Seconda Volta: the second time
  28. L'istesso: the same
  29. Lusingando: soothing, calming
  30. Ma Non Tanto: but not so much
  31. Ma Non Troppo: but not too much
  32. Maestoso: majestic
  33. Malinconia: melancholy
  34. Mancando, Morendo: dying away
  35. Marcato: marked, pronounced, stressed
  36. Martellato: hammered
  37. Marziale: (martial) march-like
  38. Meno: less
  39. Mesto: sadly
  40. Mezza Voce: half or medium voice, subdued or moderated volume
  41. Misurato: measured
  42. Misteriouso: mysterious
  43. Moderato: moderate
  44. Molto: much, very
  45. Mosso, Moto: motion
  46. Nuovo: new (di nuovo: again)
  47. Piu: more
  48. Piu Tosto: sooner or rather
  49. Plena Voce: full voice, singing out
  50. Poco: a little
  51. Quasi: almost
  52. Quieto: quiet, calm, serene
  53. Rallentando: getting slower
  54. Resoluto: resolute, bold
  55. Ritardando: becoming tardy, slowing down
  56. Ritenuto: held back
  57. Rubato: (robbed, stolen); stealing time from one or more beats or measures
  58. Rustico: in a rustic manner
  59. Saltando: jumping
  60. Secco: dry
  61. Semplice: simple or plain
  62. Sempre: always
  63. Senza: without
  64. Serio: serious
  65. Sino: until
  66. Smorzando: quenching, toning down
  67. Sonore: sonorous, resonate
  68. Sostenuto: sustained
  69. Sotto Voce: under voice, quietly
  70. Strepittoso: boisterous, uproarious
  71. Stretto: narrow, tight, packed; usually means speed up or play faster (see fugue)
  72. Stringendo: (squeezing): accelerating
  73. Subito: sudden
  74. Tenerezza: tenderness
  75. Tenuto: held onto, played long
  76. Tranquillo: tranquil
  77. Tristezza: sadness
  78. Tuttaforza: with all force
  79. Uguale: equal
  80. Véloce: (with velocity) fast, quickly
  81. Vivace: lively or vivacious
  82. Vivacissimo: extremely lively
  83. Vivo: lively