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We’ve created this free classroom poster to help your students remember some of the common Italian terms used to describe tempo. 

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What musical terms are on the poster?

Largo

Slowly and broadly. 

Andante

Relatively slow, walking pace. 

Moderato

Moderate.

Allegro

Fast.

Vivace

Lively. 

Presto

Very quick

Accelerando

Gradually speeding up. 

Rallentando

Gradually slowing down. 

Ritenuto

Immediately slower. 

Allargando

Getting gradually slower and more stately. 

Rubato

Rhythms played freely for expressive effect. 

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