Unit C03 – Tempo

In Unit C3, students are introduced to some tempo terms. The suggested ones for this level are:

  • ritardando
  • rallentando
  • accelerando
  • allegro
  • andante
  • adagio

They should also learn what ‘tempo’ means and where to look for tempo indications. Students should experience playing pieces that include one change to tempo (e.g. a rit). This means they don’t also have to learn about ‘a tempo’ but it does set them up for this knowledge which happens in Unit D3.