DYNAMICS OF MUSIC


Classify the Dynamics of Music



In music, dynamics means how loud or quiet the music is.
In written music the dynamics are shown by letters which stand for Italian words for the dynamic levels. They are listed in the table below. Notice that “piano” is pronounced the Italian way (“pi-AH-no”).

The two basic dynamic indications in music are:
  • p or piano, meaning "soft", and
  • f or forte, meaning "loud."
More subtle degrees of loudness or softness are indicated by:
  • mp, standing for mezzo-piano, meaning "moderately soft", and
  • mf, standing for mezzo-forte, meaning "moderately loud".
Beyond f and p, there are also
  • pp, standing for "pianissimo" and meaning "very soft", and
  • ff, standing for "fortissimo" and meaning "very loud".

Gradual changes

In addition, two Italian words are used to show gradual changes in volume. Crescendo, abbreviated cresc., translates as "gradually becoming louder", and diminuendo, abbreviated dim., means "gradually becoming softer". The alternate decrescendo, abbreviated to decresc., also means "gradually becoming softer". Signs sometimes referred to as "hairpins" are also used to stand for these words (See image). If the lines are joined at the left, then the indication is to get louder; if they join at the right, the indication is to get softer.

NOTE LA

We have learnt a new note : LA






BEETHOVEN

                                          ODE TO JOY

The ode is best known for its musical setting by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final movement of his Ninth Symphony (completed in 1824), a choral symphony for orchestra, four solo voices and choir.
This is the sheet music archive for RECORDER.
  

THE SONG OF JOY



Come! Sing a song of joy
for peace shall come, my brother!
Sing! Sing a song of joy
for men shall love each other!

That day will dawn just as sure
as hearts that are pure,
are hearts set free.
No man must stand along
with outstretched hands before him.

Reach out and take them in yours
with love that endures
forever more.
Then sing a song of joy
for love and understanding.

Come! Sing a song of joy
of freedom! Tell the story!
Sing! Sing a song of joy
for mankind in his glory!

One mighty voice that will bring
a sound that will ring
forever more.
Then sing a song of joy
for love and understanding.

Come! Sing a song of joy
of freedom! Tell the story!
Sing! Sing a song of joy
for mankind in his glory!

One mighty voice that will bring
a sound that will ring
forever more.
Then sing a song of joy
for love and understanding.

Sing! Sing a song of joy
for mankind in his glory

BAR LINES


Music is divided up by bar- lines.



The space between bar- lines is called a bar

The kinds of bar lines are: bar line, double bar line, Repeat bar line.