(rfz) rinforzando

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Definition of Rinforzando:

The Italian musical command rinforzando (abbreviated rfz) is an indication to play with gradual emphasis or broad accentuation until otherwise noted; lit. “reinforcing.” Similar to a light, progressive accentato.

Not to be confused with (sfz) sforzando.


Also Known As:


Pronunciation: rin'-fort-ZAHN-doh

Common Misspellings: renforzando


More Italian Musical Terms:

Beginner Piano Lessons

 ▪  Notes of the Piano Keys
 ▪  The Point Of Double-Sharps
 ▪  Finding Middle C on the Piano
 ▪  Essential Piano Fingering
 ▪  Comparing Major & Minor Chords

Getting Started on Keyboards

 ▪  Finding the Right Piano Teacher
 ▪  Sitting Correctly at the Keys
 ▪  Playing Piano vs. Electric Keyboard
 ▪  How to Buy a Used Piano
 ▪  Musical Keyboard Comparison Guide

Piano Chords

 ▪  Chord Types & Symbols in Sheet Music
 ▪  Root Notes & Chord Inversion
 ▪  Diminished Chords & Dissonance
 ▪  Essential Piano Chord Fingering
 ▪  Different Types of Arpeggiated Chords