Unit D5 – Dynamics

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.

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  • 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.