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Ad libitum

Definition and background:

At the discretion of the performer; At pleasure, changing the tempo of a particular passage. A part that may be omitted if desired. It is often used in the shortened form, ad lib.See also a piacere. (commonly ad lib; Latin) at liberty; i.e., the speed and manner of execution are left to the performerat the discretion of the performer, improvised, freely

For more information on the music term "Ad libitum" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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