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L
An abbreviation for left, of linke, hand.

La
In solmization, the sixth degree of the major scale. Also, the first degree of the relative minor scale, e.g. a is the sixth degree, or la, in the C major scale and the first degree of the a-minor scale.

La Bémol
The note A Flat.

La Bémol Majeur
The key A Flat Major.

La Bémol Mineyr
The key A Flat minor.

Lacrimoso
Tearful, mournful.

La Destra
The right hand.

La Diesè
The note A Sharp.

Lamento, Lamentoso
Mournful, sad.

Landini cadence
Occurs when the upper voice moves from the seventh degree to the tone below, and then leaps to the tonic. More about cadences.

Langsam
Slow.

Largamente
Broadly.

Larghetto
Slower than largo.

Largo
Very slow.

Leading tone
The seventh degree of the major scale, so called because of its strong tendency to resolve upward to the tonic.

Ledger lines
Short lines placed above and below the staff for pitches beyond the range of the staff.

Legato
Smooth, connected.

Leggiero
Light; graceful.

Lento
Slow; slightly faster than largo, slower than adagio.

Liberamento
Freely.

Linear
Melodic; horizontal lines.


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Some definitions and terms excerpted from
Belwin Pocket Dictionary of Music: Music Theory Dictionary
By Dr. William Lee
Students may purchase a copy for home use at cost
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