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1. Accelerando, accel.
If the pulse of a piece of music is to become gradually quicker the word ACCEL. (short for accelerando) is used. A dotted line shows how long the acceleration is too last, and A tempo, or Tempo 1, meaning 'primo', is written when the pulse returns to its original speed.
2. A poco a poco
Litterally means little by little. This is used for a change of Tempo or volume.
Very. Used in Tempo directions: Allegro Assai. (This is Italian, from Vulgar Latin *ad satis, to sufficiency.) eg: Adagio Assai, very slow.
4. A tempo
When music returns to it's normal speed the words A tempo are written above the Stave. 'tempo' in music means 'speed' rather than 'time'.
5. L'istesso Tempo
The same Tempo .
Italian for "fast". Presto is generally used as the fastest Tempo marking. In 18th century music it usually means as fast as possible.
the pace of a musical piece
Lively, brisk. When used as A tempo, generally faster than Allegro, but not as fast as Presto.
A Waltz is a song written in 3/4 time with a strong Accent on the first Beat. It is most often played at a slow Tempo, usually between 30 to 45 bpm, but dependent upon the region of performance and the origin of the music.