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What does the music term rubato mean?

It is the Italian word meaning 'robbed'. It's an important element of a lot of music that is easy to hear, but more difficult to do well. Rubato means that there is a fluctuation in speed in the performance, some… Full Answer

The term tempo rubato means?

The term 'Tempo rubato' means that for some time, until it says 'a tempo', you can expressively quicken or slacken a bit. I think it means mostly to slow down , because I thought rubato was to slow just like… Full Answer

What is the musical term for borrowed time?

Borrowed time is more commonly referred to as rubato. Rubato refers to slight speeding up and slowing down of a musical phrase, normally the performer would accelerate slightly towards the middle of a phrase and slow down a little towards… Full Answer