Musical Terms: More on Tempo

Below are a few more musical terms that describe different tempi and their modification.

  • andante: moderately slow, walking pace
  • andantino: a little faster than andante
  • adagio: a slow tempo, slower than andante
  • Tempo primo (Tempo 1): return to the original tempo
  • tempo: the speed at which a piece is performed
  • rallentando, rall.: gradually slowing down
  • ritardando, rit.: gradually slowing down

Don't forget to try the short matching-quiz for these terms.

Last modified: Saturday, 23 August 2014, 9:38 AM