Lesson 8: Forte

Topic 8 explores the non-musical theme of ‘loud noises’ and will concentrate on the second musical notation or symbol that serves as a rule/instruction in the world of music.

The symbol that will be introduced today are:

  • Forte or f (pronounced for-tay) = loud

The ‘f’ symbol appears on music scores and instructs musicians to play their instruments loudly (f).

In lesson 8 you will:

  • Discuss the concept of ‘loud noises’ and appropriate volume of noise in various scenarios.
  • Introduce and build knowledge about dynamics – Forte – the sign that appears on the score sheet (music) and what it means.
  • Build on analytical skills through the listening to sections of the VTM music.
  • Build confidence through individual and group performance activities.
  • New Characters: Fredrick Forte
  • VTM music: Introduction & 1st verse

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