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What are dynamics?

What are dynamics?


Dynamics are how loud or quiet music is.

Dynamics are used to create different feelings in all kinds of music.


Find out more by completing the BBC Bitesize Daily lesson: 22nd May - What are dynamics?


Special words for dynamics

Italian words are often used for dynamics in music:

  • Pianissimo - very quiet
  • Forte - loud
  • Fortissimo - very loud
  • Diminuendo - gradually getting quieter
  • Crescendo - gradually getting louder