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Grade 1 theory Italian terms (ABRSM)

This page contains the main Italian musical terms needed for ABRSM grade 1 theory.  Pupils are required to have memorised the English translations of the Italian terms.

accelerando / accel.

gradually getting quicker

adagio

slow

allegretto

fairly quick (but not as quick as allegro)

allegro

quick

andante

at a medium (walking) speed

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

fine

the end

/ forte

loud

/ fortissimo

very loud

legato

smoothly

lento

slow

mezzo

half

/ mezzo forte

moderately loud

/ mezzo piano

moderately quiet

moderato

moderately

/ piano

quiet

/ pianissimo

very quiet

poco

a little

rallentando / rall.

gradually getting slower

ritardando / rit.

gradually getting slower

ritenuto / rit.

held back

staccato / stacc.

detached

tempo

speed, time (a tempo: in time)

8va

octave

play an octave higher
NB va may be omitted

play an octave lower
NB vb may be omitted or even replaced with va

pause on the note

       

72 crochet beats in a minute

accent (placed over or under a note)

slur (joining two different notes)

dot over / under note = staccato

 

 

repeat marks – at the second sign go back to the first sign and repeat the music from there (if the first sign is missed out, repeat from the beginning)

 

The links below provide more terms, including Italian, French and German, all needed to pass grade 5 theory.

Theory Pages
Main theory page
Grade 2 Italian terms
Grade 3 Italian terms
Grade 4 Italian and French terms
Grade 5 Italian and German terms
Performance directions for piano, strings and brass for pedals, bowing & mutes
Ornaments trill, mordent, turn, appoggiatura, acciaccatura, glissando, portamento
Degrees of the scale tonic, supertonic, mediant, subdominant, dominant, submediant, leading note
Orchestral Instruments brass, woodwind, strings, voices, clefs, transposition
ASBRM exam notes pass marks, exam durations, exam rules

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