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affabile
February 6, 2013

gentle or pleasing.

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affannato
February 6, 2013

hurried or agitated.

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Affektenlehre
February 6, 2013

German term for the doctrine of affections, or doctrine of affects.  A baroque musical theory that describes how each musical composition…

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affetuoso
February 6, 2013

affectionate or tender.

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affretando
February 6, 2013

hurrying.

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agevole
February 6, 2013

easy or smooth.

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agiatamente
February 6, 2013

with ease.

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agilmente
February 6, 2013

with agility.

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agitato
February 6, 2013

excited.

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agogic
February 6, 2013

refers to the manipulation of time or tempo to achieve affects of phrasing or accent.

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al
February 6, 2013

to the, at the.

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al fine
February 6, 2013

“to the end”.

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al segno
February 6, 2013

“to the sign”.

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alberti bass
February 6, 2013

a left hand keyboard accompaniment pattern made of broken chords. For ex. do – so – mi – so – ti…

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aleatoric music
February 6, 2013

also known as indeterminate music or chance music. This is music where certain elements of the composition or performance are left…

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