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What does ACCEL stand for?

ACCEL stands for Accelerando (Music, Gradually Increasing in Speed)

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When the student is fully capable of imitating these rhythms, gradually add elements of fluctuating tempos such as accelerandos and ritardandos to illustrate how music does not have to be so rigid.
This stunning achievement, which may seem "mystically" rendered to some, is in fact mathematically built into tonality Not only is the dominant an overtone of the tonic, but the numerical ratio of their vibrating sounds is 3:2, which of course yields not only the basic duple and triple time of classical rhythm but of Western poetic meters, so that anticipations and suspensions of dissonances can be mirrored in the scored syncopations of the rhythm, the ritardando and accelerando of the performance.
Hugo and Locus Award winner Charles Stross is the author of singularity sky (2003), Accelerando (2005), Rule34 (**** Mar/Apr 2012), and a handful of novels and novellas in The Laundry Files, as well as The rapture of the Nerds (2012), a collaboration with Cory Doctorow.
Both singers and instrumentalists are masters of the accelerando (starting slowly and increasing speed little by little) and it was used often and with great effect throughout the program.