all'ottava

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all'ottava

(æləˈtɑːvə)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music to be played an octave higher or lower than written. Symbol: 8va
[Italian: at the octave]
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These six pieces, for black keys only, explore the concepts one expects in pre-reading books: basic rhythms of quarter note/rest through whole note/rest, straightforward dynamics of p, mp, mf, f, and an occasional hint of concepts yet to come such as 8va and staccato.