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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.

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