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What does Allegro mean?

Allegro

Allegro - lively, rather quick.

   
What is tacet?

Tacet

tacet - be silent.

   
What does tremolo mean?

Tremolo

tremolo - rapid repetition of a note.

   
what is a fermata?

Fermata

fermata - a pause.

   
What is a Capo?

Capo

Capo - the beginning, the top
a capo - from the beginning

   
What is ponticello?

Ponticello

ponticello - the bridge of a stringed instrument.

   
What is apoyando?

Apoyando

apoyando - rest stroke.( classic guitar )

   
What is Forte?

Forte

forte - loud.

   
What is cantabile?

Cantabile

cantabile - in a singing style.

   
What is a whole note?

Whole note

whole note - receives four beats in 4/4

   
What does prestissimo mean?

Prestissimo

prestissimo - as fast as possible.

   
what is legato?

Legato

legato - smoothly.

   
What is a Monofilament Nylon String?

Monofilament nylon

Monofilament nylon: single-strand nylon strings commonly used for classical guitars.

   
What is a Phosphor Bronze String?

Phosphor Bronze

Phosphor Bronze: A small percentage of phosphorous is added to the bronze alloy on roundwound guitar strings, to help them retain their sound longer.

   
What is tenuto?

Tenuto

tenuto - sustained.

   
What is simile?

Simile

simile - like, the same.

   
How do I play and eigth note?

Lento

lento - slow.

   
What is tirando?

Tirando

tirando - free stroke ( classic guitar )

   
What is a Flat Wound String?

Flat Wound

A flat wound string is made by winding a flat or ribbon-like metal wire around a metal core wire, to create a smoothe string less prone to "squeaking."

   
What does ritardando mean?

Ritardando

ritardando - gradually slow down.

   
what is moderato?

Moderato

moderato - a medium pace.

   
What is segue?

Segue

segue - go on with what follows.

   
What does the term Piano mean?

Piano

piano - soft.

   
what is glissando?

Glissando

glissando - in a gliding manner, slurred, to slide.

   
what is fortissimo?

Fortissimo

fortissimo - very loud.

   
what is an opus?

Opus

opus - a work or composition.

   
What is a Round Wound String?

Round Wound

Round Wound: the winding of round wrap wire on to the core of a musical string.

   
What is vibrato?

Vibrato

vibrato - to vary the pitch of a note with rapid movement of the left hand.

   
what is poco a poco ?

Poco a poco

poco a poco - little by little.

   
what is fine`?

Fine

fine - the end.

   
what is a half note?

Half note

half note - receives 2 beats in 4/4 time.

   
What does presto mean?

Presto

presto - quickly.

   
what is Largo?

Largo

largo - slow and broad.

   
What is segno?

Segno

segno - a sign.

   
What is a tempo?

A tempo

a tempo - in time.

   
What do you mean by Hammer?

Hammer

hammer - to produce a new note by forcefully striking the string with the left hand.

   
what is Da Capo?

Da capo al fine

da capo al fine - return to the beginning and play to the word "fine".

   
What is arpeggio?

Arpeggio

arpeggio - to play notes of a chord consecutively.

   
What is a Nickel Wound String?

Nickel Wound

Nickel Wound: Most nickel wound strings are made of a steel alloy with an 8% electroplating of pure nickel. The steel alloy is ideally suited for magnetic pickups and the nickel provides a cosmetic finish, oxidation resistance, and a smooth surface that won't wear down your frets.

   
What is da capo?

Da capo

da capo - return to the beginning.

   
What does sforzando mean?

Sforzando

sforzando - strongly accented.

   
How do I play and eigth note?

Eighth note

eighth note - receives one half of a beat in 4/4 time.

   
What is a Ball End String?

Ball end

Ball end: the brass or plastic ball, nut or ferrule affixed to one end of certain types of guitar strings.

On some types of acoustic guitars, this ball end goes into a hole in the bridge below the saddle, and a peg is then inserted into the hole to hold the end of the string in place.

On electric guitars, a similar arrangement is used, or the ball slips into a keyhole slot.

   
what is grazioso?

Grazioso

grazioso - gracefully.

   
what is harmonic?

Harmonic

A chime-like tone, produced by gently picking, plucking or tapping a string while "pulling off" with the left hand from a barely-touching position directly over the fretwire, usually on the 12th, 7th or 5th frets (open).

This is a tricky technique but well worth mastering, as it can produce beautiful effects.

   
What is Dal Segno?

Dal segno

dal segno - repeat from the sign.

   
What is a pull-off?

Pull-off

pull-off - to produce a new note by forcefully removing a finger from the string.

   
What is a quarter note?

Quarter note

quarter note - receives one beat in 4/4 time.

   
What is andante?

Andante

andante - rather slow, a walking pace

   
What does rubato mean?

Rubato

rubato - robbed time.

   
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