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larghetto - not as slow as largo

largo - slow and broad

Leading tone - The seventh degree of the major scale, so called because of its strong tendency to resolve upward to the tonic.

Ledger Lines - Lines written above or below the staff to help indicate the correct pitches for notes written outside of it.

legatissimo - exceedingly smooth

legato - smoothly

Leggiero - Light, graceful.

lentando - with increased slowness

lento - slow

loco - place, return to the written register after playing an octave higher through using

Lullaby - A cradle song.


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