In Unit D5 students will be introduced to the terms sforzando and fortepiano. They will learn how to effectively accomplish those sounds on the piano and the different shortened signs they may see.
Visit: Unit D1, Unit D2, Unit D3, Unit D4, Unit D5, Unit D6, Unit D7, Unit D8, Unit D10, Unit D11, Unit D12, Unit D13, Unit D15
Go To: Stage A, Stage B, Stage C, Stage D, Stage E, Stage F, Stage G, Stage H
- As with other dynamics units (A5, B5, and C5), get students to experiment with the sounds at the piano outside of the context of the pieces.
- Discuss what actions the need to make to create different dynamics.
- Think about what happens inside the piano – refresh or reinforce students’ memories by looking inside the piano if possible.