ritardando


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ri·tar·dan·do

 (rē′tär-dän′dō)
adv. & adj. Music
Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, present participle of ritardare, to slow down, from Latin retardāre; see retard1.]

ritardando

(ˌrɪtɑːˈdændəʊ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) another term for rallentandoAbbreviation: rit
[C19: from Italian, from ritardare to slow down]

ri•tar•dan•do

(ˌri tɑrˈdɑn doʊ)

adj., adv.
Music. becoming gradually slower.
[1805–15; < Italian, ger. of ritardare; see retard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ritardando - gradually decreasing in tempo
decreasing - music
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Thinking like a conductor while verbalizing or scatting internal subdivisions will not only create a natural ritardando, but will assist with diagnosing one that happens too abruptly or takes too long to unfold (picture conducing a huge circle that is completely unrelated to the previous measure).
A continuacion (en imagen un exhausto Cesare abandona a Jane en su huida), se percibe que el ritmo disminuye en velocidad hasta que la musica desaparece en ritardando (imitando los movimientos lentos de Cesare, cuando su cuerpo se tambalea por el agotamiento y su figura se desvanece entre los arboles y llega a difuminarse su silueta negra con el decorado).
The song culminates with the chorus denying Apolo, played by Samuel Garnica, with the phrase "No vera" rising through a minor progression and concluding triumphantly on a C major chord to signal the completion of the metamorphosis and defense of Dafne's honor, then ending on a bittersweet note with the violin returning to the C minor and ritardando gradually to the end (670, 2, 19).
Varying the rubato and nuancing the ritardando now become highly significant factors, since the music is the same as the moment before.
54) and the gradual transition in the left hand from normal to harmonic pressure while executing a slight glissando as the right hand performs a ritardando tremolo (p.
Once there are constant 16th notes, the performer should breathe as necessary, making a small ritardando but without cutting the phrases.
As "Goodbyes" progressed, Kronos took Dennehy's ritardando into the emotional territory of trance.
Quest'ultimo viene considerato, talora dal fisioterapista e spesso dai familiari, l'obiettivo primario, ritardando di parecchio la proposta e l'inserimento della carrozzina elettronica nel progetto riabilitativo, come se fosse l'atto conclusivo di un insuccesso terapeutico che relega il bambino in una condizione di disabilita (1).
Pero mas alla de esa union entre la pena y la gloria en la letra de la copla, incluso del poderio que siempre le imprimia Lola Flores, el enfasis en todas las interpretaciones--incluida la de Joan Manuel Serrat--se ve en el ritardando, o en el calderon que, de hecho, separa penita de pena y que prepara la irrupcion de la gloria que se desata al final del estribillo en el canto.
First, a reference tempo and a loudness curve are constructed, taking into account hints in the score that concern changes in tempo and loudness (for example,, loudness indications like p (piano) versus f (forte), tempo change indications like ritardando, and so on).
Notamos en la narrativa con la clarinetista Rebecca Chang, una "princesita china" que no habia cumplido los 17 anos (104), una cierta disminucion de placer, un movimiento allegretto, pero ritardando, que ocupa solo el 4% del texto en una narrativa D.