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Definition and background:

Abbreviation for the Italian term bene meaning well or good. It is typically found in directives such as " ben tenuto " or well-sustained and " ben marcato " or well marked. See also bene.

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

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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