Tempo Cards


Tempo cards are an exciting way to teach students about the various tempos used in musical compositions.

These cards help students learn:

  • The meanings and pronunciation of tempos
  • How to interpret tempos in music
  • The order of tempos from slowest to fastest or "middle out"
  • To identify the symmetrical arrangement of the tempos
  • To determine the speed of a particular composition by reading the tempo


  • 22 cards including two sets of eleven different tempo cards:

    • Largo, Lento, Adagio, Andante, Andantino, Moderato, Allegretto, Allegro, Vivace, Presto and Prestissimo

  • Cards are 5.5 inches (14.5 cm) long and 1.5 inches (4 cm) tall.
  • A guide card showing the order of tempos
  • A card on teaching tempos symmetrically
  • Instructions for five games:

    1. Learning Tempos
    2. Tempo Sing it Like it Is
    3. Fine
    4. Fix the Order
    5. Five Hiding