Mammoth Memory

Senza – Without (to be performed without)

(Pronounced sent-sa)

(Note: Senza is used before another term to indicate that music should be performed without it, for example senza cordino means without mute.)

To remember what senza means use the following mnemonic:

I was sent sandwiches (senza) without any filling.

I was sent sandwiches (senza) without any filling

Examples of senza in a sentence

The penultimate bar utilises considerable rhythmic freedom, indicated by the instruction, "senza tempo" (without tempo).

This piece features the changing meters and senza misura, meaning without measure.

The trumpet player was told to play senza sordino, or without mute. 

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