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Changes in Tempo
Tempo Facts

100

This tempo means very slow.

What is largo?

100

This tempo means at a moderate pace.

What is moderato?

100

This tempo means quickly and lively.

What is vivace?

100

This term means to hold or pause the music.

What is fermata?

100

This musical term refers to the speed of music.

What is tempo?

200

This tempo can be compared to a turtle.

What is adagio?

200

Do this to help determine the speed of a piece.

What is walk or pat to the beat?

200

This tempo means fast.

What is allegro?

200

This term means gradually getting slower.

What is ritardando?

200

This nationality of composers created tempo markings.

Who were the Italians?

300

This tempo means slow.

What is adagio?

300

This is the Italian word that means medium that we learned in our dynamics unit.

What is mezzo?

300

This tempo means very fast.

What is presto?

300

When there are different speeds within one piece of music.

What is tempo changes?

300

The Italian suffix "issimo" means this in English.

What is very?

400

This tempo can be compared to a snail.

What is Largo?

400

This tempo means at a walking pace.

What is andante?

400

This tempo means as fast a tempo as possible.

What is prestissimo?

400

This term means the music suddenly changes tempo.

What is subito?

400

This term means to return to the original tempo.

What is a tempo?

500

This tempo is compared to a slow walk.

What is andante?

500

Presto is sometimes compared to this in a race.

What is sprint?

500

This tempo would be very very very fast.

What is prestississimo?

500

This term means to gradually get faster.

What is accelerando?

500

This instrument helps musicians keep beat while practicing.

What is the metronome?