diminuendo

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diminuendo

Music
1. 
a. a gradual decrease in loudness or the musical direction indicating this
b. a musical passage affected by a diminuendo
2. gradually decreasing in loudness
3. with a diminuendo
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In the beginning of study, after the student has gained basic coordination, teach the student to end phrases beautifully by creating a diminuendo.
Of more obvious relevance are the three remaining facsimile pages, which offer examples of Verdi's ambiguous accent marks, diminuendos, and slurs.
Numerous musical concepts are included with each piece--phrasing, touches, articulations, crescendos and diminuendos along with a wide variety of dynamics.