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Three notes in the place of two, used to subdivide a beat.
Cuban classical music; lighter and more rhythmic than the Cuban contradaza
a light, "joking" or playful musical form, originally and usually in fast triple time, often replacing the minuet in the later Classical period and the Romantic period, in symphonies, sonatas, string quartets and the like; in the 19th century some scherzi were independent movements for piano, etc.
modern, popular Cuban music
peu à peu
little by little
the imposition of a pattern of rhythm or articulation other than that implied by the time signature; specifically, in triple time (for example in 3/4) the imposition of a duple pattern (as if the time signature were, for example, 2/4). See Syncopation.
slargando or slentando
becoming broader or slower (that is, becoming more largo or more lento)