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Leslie, C.E.; Randall. R.H. (ed.) / The conqueror
(c1880)

Elementary and theoretical studies,   pp. [3]-10


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EXPLANATION OF MUSICAL TERMS.
A Hold (,^) placed over or under a note or rest shows that it
should be prolonged, at the option of the leader.
The Dotted Bar (1j) is a sign of repeat.
The Slur (-) is used to connect two or more notes on diferent
degrees of the staff. Example:
A         en.
The Tie (A-) is used to connect two or more notes on the same
degree of the staff. Example:      -       -
A  - men ......
EXPLANATION AND PRONUNCIATION OF MUSICAL TERMS.
(In the pronunciation, the syllable which is italicizedshows the accent.)
A-In, for, at, with, etc.
Accelerando-[A-tchel-e-ran.do], moving faster and faster.
Adagio-[A-dah-jo], slow.
Ad 1;bilum, or ad ltb.-at pleasure.
Allegro--[Al-lay-gro], a quick movement.
Allegretto-[Al-lay-gray-to], less quick than Allegro.
Andante-[An-dan-ta], distinct, rather slow.
Andantino-[An-dan-tee.no], quicker than Andante.
A tempo [Ah-tem-po]-in time.
Bis (Bese]-twice.
Coda-An additional close of a composition.
Con [Cone, long o]-with.
Con #irtv [Spir-ito]-with spirit.
0xsando [Cre-shen-do], &es. or < increase the power.
Da Capo [Da-cah-po], or D. C.-go to the beginning.
DalSegno [Dal-sane-yo], or D. S-go to the sign.
Diminuendo [Dimin-oo-ex-do], Dim or :- diminish the power.
Dolce [Dole-tchay], soft, sweet, delicate.
Fine [Fee-na]--end.
Finale [Fee-nah-la]-the final movement.
Forte [For-te], orf-loud.
Forlissimo, orff-very loud.
Largo--a slow movement.
Legato [La-gah-to], or -     smooth and connected
Lento [Layn-to]-slow and gliding.
Mezzo [ Jfet-zo], or m-of medium power.
Moderato [Mod-a-rah-to]-moderately.
Obligato [O-ble-gah-to]-necessary indispensable.
Pianissimo, or pp-very soft.
Piano [Pe-ah-no], orp-soft.
Presto-quick.
Primo [Pree-mo]-first.
Ritard-slower and slower.
Semi-staccato [Sem-eel, or . . . . less short and distinct.
Sforzando [Sfort-zan-do], sffz or < explosive.
Solo-for one voice or instrument.
Sostenuto [Sos-te-noo-to]-sustained.
Staccato [Stah-kah-to], or I T t I very short and distinct.
Swell, or           - increase and diminish.
Trio [Tree-o]-for three parts.
Tuti [Too-tee]-altogether.
Vivace [Ve-vah-tcha]-quick and lively.
Voce [(o-tcha]-voice.
DIAGRAM OF TWO OCTAVES OF A PIANO OR ORGAN KEYBOARD.
III                    III
!D! E   F IG IAlB    C IDi     F LSLI.
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