To help you get your head around all the different performance directions that you need to know for the ABRSM grade 1 music theory exam we’ve put together a big list.
So let’s get to all the Grade 1 Italian Musical Terms
Some are to do with tempo, other dynamics and although it can seem overwhelming the amount of words to learn you’ll get it with a bit of practice.
When you’re ready there’s a quiz at the end of the page to have a go at and see how well you’ve learnt them.
You can also download a pdf to print out here.
The Grade 1 Italian Music Terms
|Grade 1 Italian Terms||Definition|
|accelerando / accel||gradually getting quicker|
|allegro||fast, quickly, and bright|
|andante||at a walking pace|
|cantabile||in a singing style|
|crescendo / cresc.||gradually getting louder|
|da capo / D.C||repeat from the beginning|
|dal segno / D.S||repeat from the sign|
|decrescendo / decresc.||gradually getting quieter|
|diminuendo / dim.||gradually getting quieter|
|mezzo forte||moderately loud|
|mezzo piano||moderately quiet|
|rallentando / rall.||gradually getting slower|
|ritardando / rit.||gradually getting slower|
|ritenuto / rit.||held back|
|tempo||speed / time|
Grade 1 Italian Terms Quiz
Hopefully they’re starting to sink in.
If you’re ready you can take the quick quiz below to test how well you’ve learnt all the performance directions.
Now that you’re getting familiar with all these Italian grade 1 words, you can move on to the further grades by clicking one of the links below.
Or head back over here to see our music theory lessons.