Considered, ритенуто |
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Considered, ритенуто |

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Italian, lit. – detainee; abbr. rit.

The designation of slowing down the tempo used in musical writing, unlike rallentando and ritardando, is not smooth, gradual, but fast, almost instantaneous. It is also used in combination with the word roso (a little). A new, slower tempo is maintained without changes until the designation a tempo, which prescribes a return to the previous tempo. Since the abbreviation R. (rit.) coincides with the abbreviation ritardando, when deciphering it, the performer must conform to his muses. taste.

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