Musical Term Alternatives Definition Language
accelarando accel. gradually getting quicker Italian
adagio nothing slow Italian
allegretto nothing quite fast Italian
allegro nothing fast Italian
andante nothing medium pace Italian
cantabile nothing in a singing style Italian
crescendo cresc. gradually getting louder Italian
da capo D.C. repeat from the beginning Italian
dal signo D.S. repeat from the sign Italian
diminuendo dim. gradually getting quieter Italian
fine nothing the end Italian
forte f loud Italian
fortissimo ff very loud Italian
legato nothing slow Italian
lento nothing slow Italian

These are most of the basic terms you require to know for the first music theory exam on the ABRSM board.

I hope that you enjoy my website and that it provides you with some basic knowledge about the piano, whether you’re a beginner or an expert already- These facts should help you with some questions you may have.