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Dynamics

Name ___________________________

Teacher___________________________

Multiple Choice Mark the correct answer

1. The volume, or loudness and softness of a piece is called its:

a. style
b. form
c. dynamics
d. melody

2. Using loud and soft music helps add _________ to music.

a. emotion
b. speed
c. noise
d. nothing

3. The symbol that tells a musician to gradually get softer is a


___________. It looks like this:

a. accelerando
b. crescendo
c. ritardando
d. decrescendo

4. The symbol that tells a musician to gradually get louder is a


___________. It looks like this:

a. accelerando
b. crescendo
c. ritardando
d. decrescendo
5. The musical term for soft is:

a. forte
b. fortissimo
c. piano
d. pianissimo

6 The musical term for loud is:

a. forte
b. moderato
c. mezzo piano
d. pianissimo

7. The musical term for medium loud is:

a. forte
b. moderato
c. mezzo piano
d. mezzo forte

8. The musical term for very soft is:

a. forte
b. fortissimo
c. piano
d. pianissimo

9. The musical term for medium soft is:

a. forte
b. mezzo forte
c. mezzo piano
d. pianissimo
10. The musical term for very loud is:

a. forte
b. fortissimo
c. piano
d. pianissimo

Please put the following dynamics terms in order from loudest to softest.
Write the symbol for each.

Mezzo piano, forte, pianissimo, mezzo forte, fortissimo, piano

Term Symbol

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Open Response

1. Dynamics
A. What dynamic level would you choose for a song about a football teams
celebration? Explain why.
B. What dynamic level would you choose for a sad song? Explain why.

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