what is dynamics and music?



5 years ago Comment

The 'dynamics' of music is the process of playing parts of the score or song louder
or softer, although, sadly, there's a lot of rock that doesn't do any of that.

In printed music ... the sheets that musicians use to play from ... the 'dynamics'
means the signs and symbols on the sheet that tell each instrument when to play
loud and when to play soft.  In formal music notation, there are actually symbols for
8 or 10 different levels of loudness, plus other symbols that tell the player when to
change, how fast to change, and how far to change.