1.4 Dynamic signs and markings
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Dynamics are instructions in musical notation to the performer about hearing the loudness of a note or phrase. More generally, dynamics may also include other aspects of the execution of a given piece.
Dynamic signs and markings
|mezzo forte||moderately loud.|
|crescendo (cresc.)||gradually getting louder.|
|diminuendo (dim.)||gradually getting softer.|
The melody starts soft (piano), gradually getting louder (crescendo) and then gradually getting softer (diminuendo) .