You need to know all the terms and symbols from grades 1, 2 and 4, plus these new ones:

Italian TermsFrench Terms
affettuoso – tenderly
alla breve – two minims (half notes) per bar
amabile – pleasant
appassionato – passionately
assai – very
come prima – as before
tempo comodo – at a comfortable speed
con brio – with vigour
deciso – decisively
larghetto – less slow than largo
mesto – sadly
misterioso – mysterious
ritmico – rhythmically
rubato, temp rubato – “robbed time” (flexible pulse)
stringendo – gradually getting faster  
animé – animated, lively
douce – sweet
lent – slow
modéré – at a moderate speed
retenu – held back,
vite – quick  

Musical Terms Quiz

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Musical Terms Quiz ABRSM Grade 4

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Which of these means "smoothly"?

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What does scherzando mean?

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What does amabile mean?

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What does come prima mean?

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What does mesto mean?

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What does douce mean?

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What does dal segno mean?

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What does ben mean?

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What does deciso mean?

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What does vivace mean?

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What does affetuoso mean?

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What does appassionato mean?