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  • cadenza: a solo section, usually in a concerto or similar work, that is used to display the performer's technique, sometimes at considerable length
  • calando: falling away, or lowering; i.e., getting slower and quieter; ritardando along with diminuendo
  • calore: warmth; so con calore, warmly
  • cambiare: to change; i.e., any change, such as to a new instrument
  • canon or kanon (Ger): a theme that is repeated and imitated and built upon by other instruments with a time delay, creating a layered effect; see Pachelbel's Canon.
  • cantabile or cantando: in a singing style
  • capo:
    1. Capo: a key-changing device for guitars and banjos;
    2. head; i.e. the beginning (of a movement, normally).
  • capriccioso: capriciously, unpredictable, volatile
  • cédez (Fr): yield, give way
  • cesura or caesura (Latin form): break, stop; i.e., a complete break in sound (sometimes nicknamed "railroad tracks" in reference to their appearance)
  • chiuso: closed; i.e., muted by hand (for a horn, or similar instrument; but see also bocca chiusa, which uses the feminine form, in this list)
  • coda: a tail; i.e., a closing section appended to a movement
  • codetta: a small coda, but usually applied to a passage appended to a section of a movement, not to a whole movement
  • col, colla: with the (col before a masculine noun, colla before a feminine noun); (see next for example)
  • colla parte: with the soloist; as an instruction in an orchestral score or part, it instructs the conductor or orchestral musician to follow the rhythm and tempo of a solo performer (usually for a short passage)
  • colla voce: with the voice; as an instruction in an choral music/opera score or orchestral part, it instructs the conductor or orchestral musician to follow the rhythm and tempo of a solo singer (usually for a short passage)
  • col legno: with the wood; i.e., the strings (for example, of a violin) are to be struck with the wood of the bow, making a percussive sound; also battuta col legno: beaten with the wood
  • coloratura: coloration; i.e., elaborate ornamentation of a vocal line, or (especially) a soprano voice that is well-suited to such elaboration
  • colossale: tremendously
  • col pugno: with the fist; i.e., bang the piano with the fist
  • come prima: like the first (time); i.e., as before, typically referring to an earlier tempo
  • come sopra: as above; i.e., like the previous tempo (usually)
  • common time: the time signature 4/4: four beats per measure, each beat a quarter note (a crotchet) in length. 4/4 is often written on the musical staff as . The symbol is not a C as an abbreviation for common time, but a broken circle; the full circle at one time stood for triple time, 3/4.
  • comodo (or, commonly but less correctly, commodo): comfortable; i.e., at moderate speed; also, allegro comodo, tempo comodo, etc.
  • con: with; used in very many musical directions, for example con allegrezza (with liveliness), con amore (with tenderness); (see also col, colla, above)
  • con affetto: with affect (that is, with emotion)
  • con amore, or (in Spanish and sometimes in Italian) con amor: with love, tenderly
  • con anima: with feeling
  • con brio: with spirit, with vigour
  • con dolore: with sadness
  • con forza: with force
  • con (gran, molto) espressione: with (great, much) expression
  • con fuoco: with fire, in a fiery manner
  • con larghezza: with broadness; broadly
  • con moto: with motion
  • con slancio: with enthusiasm
  • '"con spirito"': with spirit; with feeling
  • con sordina, or con sordine (plural): with a mute, or with mutes; several orchestral instruments can have their tone muted with wood, rubber, metal, or plastic devices (for string instruments, mutes are clipped to the bridge, and for brass instruments, mutes are inserted in the bell); comparesenza sordina in this list (which instructs the musicians to remove their mutes); see also Sordino. Note: sordina, with plural sordine, is strictly correct Italian, but the forms con sordino and con sordini are much more commonly used as terms in music.
  • con sordino, or con sordini (plural) (incorrect Italian): see con sordina, above
  • con variazioni: with variations/changes
  • conjunct: an adjective applied to a melodic line that moves by step (intervals of a 2nd) rather in disjunct motion (by leap).
  • contralto:
  • contrapuntalism: see counterpoint
  • coperti (plural of coperto, which may also be seen): covered; i.e., on a drum, muted with a cloth
  • crescendo: growing; i.e., progressively louder (contrast diminuendo)
  • cuivré: brassy. Used almost exclusively as a French Horn technique to indicate a forced, rough tone. A note marked both stopped and loud will be cuivré automatically[1]
  • cut time: Same as the meter 2/2: two half-note (minim) beats per measure. Notated and executed like common time (4/4), except with the beat lengths doubled. Indicated by . This comes from a literal cut of the  symbol of common time. Thus, a quarter note in cut time is only half a beat long, and a measure has only two beats. See also alla breve.
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