French Terms

The following are common French musical terms. After you have studied them, try the short quiz in this unit. You should also review your terms from Basic and Intermediate Rudiments.

  • cédez: yeild, hold back the tempo
  • léger: light, lightly
  • lentement: slowly
  • modéré: at a moderate tempo
  • mouvement: tempo, motion
  • vite: fast
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