Classical music's tempo markings, as described by baby goats
29 April 2015, 21:39
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(Italian: 'slow') The music is to be played at a slow pace.
(Italian: 'very slow') To be played at a very slow pace
(Italian: 'slowly') At a slow speed, but more lighthearted than adagio
(Italian: 'slightly slowly') At a slow speed, but more lighthearted than adagio
(Italian: 'walking') Slightly slower than a walking pace
(Italian: 'walking'). Meaning the music should be played at a walking pace. Not too fast or slow.
(Italian: 'lively'). The music should be played cheerfully, upbeat and brisk.
(Italian: 'becoming hurried') Increasing in speed
(Italian: 'quick') An instruction that a movement, section, or work is fast in tempo.
(Italian: 'very quick') Very very fast pace
(Italian: 'getting faster') The pace of the passage increases gradually
(Italian: 'getting slower') The pace of the passage decreases gradually
(Italian: 'very vivacious') Very fast and lively
Allegro con moto
Presto - Prestissimo - Rallentando - Andante