A
A
1 - The musical note A, or the major chord based on A
2 - abbreviation for Alto
Accent
Articulation marking - strong attack
Accidental
Sharp, flat or natural not included in the given key
Ad lib (itum)
As you like
Agitato
Agitated, excited
Al fine
To the end
Alla breve
Time signature: cut common time, two minims in a bar
Alto
Female lower voice range
Alto clef
The C clef falling on the third line
Animato
Animated, lively
Animé (Fre)
Animated, lively
Appoggiatura
A nonharmonic tone, usually a half or whole step above the harmonic tone, which is performed on the beat and then resolved
Arpeggio
Notes of a chord played in succession rather than simultaneously
Arrangement
An adaption of a composition
Articulation
The degree to which notes are separated or connected, such as staccato or legato
A tempo
Return to the previous tempo
Augmentation
Playing a melody in longer note values
Augmented
An interval widened by a semitone
Au mouvt (Fre)
With movement

Avec sourdine (Fre)
With mute, like con sord