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Music Term: Ad libitum

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

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


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