12 terms

Terms - Dynamics


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forte or f (usually)
strong; i.e., to be played or sung loudly
fortississimo or fff
as loud as possible
mezzo forte or mf
half loudly; less than forte
between mf and mp
mezzo piano or mp
louder than piano; i.e., moderately softly
pianissimo or pp
very gently; i.e., perform very softly, even softer than piano
piano or p
gently; i.e., played or sung softy
fortepiano or fp
loud, then immediately soft
crescendo or cresc.
gradually increasing volume
decrescendo or decresc.
same as diminuendo or dim.: gradually decreasing volume
strong beginning of a note followed by a diminuendo
forzando or sforzando
a sudden strong accent