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Dynamics

Name:______________________________________________
Dynamics are the degree of loud and soft in music. They are usually
indicated by Italian words and can be notated by using symbols. Draw two
lines to match all of the words (symbol, name, and meaning).
SYMBOL

NAME

MEANING

mezzo piano

soft

mezzo forte

loud

mp

crescendo

very soft

pp

fortissimo

gradually softer

mf

pianissimo

very loud

piano

gradually louder

forte

medium soft

decrescendo

medium

loud

Write the dynamic of the selection of music you hear. Choose one from
pianissimo, piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte, or fortissimo.
A)___________________________________
B)___________________________________
C)___________________________________
D)___________________________________

Write these music symbols in order from SOFTEST to LOUDEST:


f, pp, p, f
2013 Maggie Gallagher

mp, mf,

(softest)
(loudest)

Dynamics Answer Key


Name:______________________________________________
Dynamics are the degree of loud and soft in music. They are usually
indicated by Italian words and can be notated by using symbols. Draw two
lines to match all of the words (symbol, name, and meaning).
SYMBOL

NAME

mezzo piano

soft

mezzo forte

loud

mp

crescendo

very soft

pp

fortissimo

gradually softer

mf

pianissimo

very loud

piano

gradually louder

forte

medium soft

decrescendo

MEANING

medium

loud

Write the dynamic of the selection of music you hear. Choose one from
pianissimo, piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte, or fortissimo.
A)___________________________________
B)___________________________________

2013 Maggie Gallagher

C)___________________________________
D)___________________________________

Write these music symbols in order from SOFTEST to LOUDEST:

mp, mf,

f, pp, p, f

pp

(softest)
(loudest)

2013 Maggie Gallagher

mp

mf