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Music Basics – Dynamic Markings

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Music Basics Series – Part 7

By Jan Durrant

The vehicle for expression in music comes through the context of dynamic markings. Since the Italians were the ones to first write marks of expression in their music as well as print the first music manuscripts on paper, all of the marks of expression or dynamics are from Italian words.

Please look over the list of dynamic markings below and familiarize yourself with them. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Only those basic symbols that are commonly used are included here.Continue reading Music Basics – Dynamic Markings