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posted: 6/10/2004 at 2:20:50 AM ET
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Why is Italion used for musical instruction?

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posted: 6/12/2004 at 12:25:38 PM ET
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It is a tradition to use these international instructions in Italian. Starting from renaissance Italian music has had a strong position in the music world. Like opera was created there.

It is easier to notice at once that "adagio" means slow and silent in stead that it would be written in that composer's own language and one should start looking for a wordbook and find out what the instruction means.

Italian is the used language perhaps because it seems to be a cradle of European music. However all the other countries have their own kind of including in music and often composers mix up different kind of music from different countries. Most of then had a lot of inspiration from Italian music.

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posted: 7/5/2004 at 5:28:06 PM ET
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to make things a whole lot simpler, just think of it this way: those composers who were classically trained were originally from foreign countries, hence the Italian, German, etc. language! it's simple! go ahead and use that.

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