Dynamics in music

I think the last part of how to read a staff should include the words and symbols that determine the different intensities by which a song should be performed. Here you have a list of them:


From slower to faster

Larghissimo
Largo
Grave
Larghetto
Lento Moderato
Lento
Adagio
Adagietto
Tranquillo
Tranquillamente
Meno andante
Andante
Andante Moderato
Piú andante
Andantino
Allegretto
Allegretto grazioso
Moderato
Moderato espressivo
Allegro
Allegro moderato
Vivace
Vivo
Allegrissimo
Presto
Vivacissimo
Vivacissimamente
Prestissimo


Increasing or reducing speed

Stretto
Stringendo
Accelerando
Affrettando

A tempo

Rallentando
Ritardando
Ritenuto

A piacere
A capriccio
Ad líbitum


Intensity marks, from stronger to lighter

fff
ff
f (forte)
mf (messo-forte)
p (piano)
pp
ppp


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