MUS Tempi


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The speed of something is called tempo. When there is more than one tempo, it is called tempi.


A piece of music can have many different tempi.



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Every tempo has its own name.


500 years ago, composers from Italy got the idea to name the different tempi. Therefore, tempi have Italian names.


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There are many different tempi. In this box and the next three boxes, you can listen to the most used tempi and see their names.


Adagio is a slow tempo. Adagio is when you are walking slowly.


Link: Listen to adagio



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Andante is a calm tempo. Andante is the Italian word for walking. It is as if you are taking a walk in a normal speed. This tempo is faster than adagio.


Link: Listen to andante



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Allegro is a lively tempo. Allegro is more like a quick walk.


Link: Listen to allegro



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Presto is a fast tempo. Presto can be like a quick run.


Link: Listen to presto


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