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Author: Rebecca Porter

We will research and explain dynamics by using SOPHIA and internet resources and writing a summary. 


This lesson is for Junior High Intermediate Band. 


We will research and explain dynamics by using SOPHIA and internet resources and writing a summary. 

Standards Addressed:

Music - 

1.5 Analyze and compare the use of musical elements representing various genres, styles, and cultures, emphasizing tonality and intervals. (retrieved from

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.) (retrieved from

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Video on Dynamics (piano, forte, crescendo, decrescendo)

Watch this video on a couple of the dynamics we have discussed.

OnMusic Dictionary

Explore this link to a dictionary with information about many music topics!

Dynamics PowerPoint

Here is the PowerPoint from the in class lecture


Listen to this Podcast for a short review.

Photostory on Dynamics

View this video on dynamics

Link to Dynamics Wikipedia Site

Review this website for some general information.

Dynamics Assignment

After researching dynamics and completing the quiz, you will write a paragraph about dynamics. 

Requirements for paragraph:

At LEAST 5 sentences

Explain at least two different dynamic terms with their meaning and what they look like.

Find ONE song from your Red Book, and identify what the dynamics are.

Type your paragraph or write in blue or black ink.

Submit to assignment box in class.