Performance Directions

design element

a tempo

(ah-TEHM-poh)


design element

a tempo
means
in time

design element

accelerando
(accel.)

ak-chell-er-AND-oh
(CH as in ‘church’)

design element

accelerando
means
gradually getting faster

design element

ad libitum
(ad lib.)

ahd-LIH-bih-tum

design element

ad lib
means
at choice

design element

adagio

ah-DAH-joe

design element

adagio
means
slow

design element

affettuoso

af-fet-TWOH-zoh

design element

affettuoso
means
tenderly