Lesson 9: the ‘Piano’ symbol: ‘piano’ = ‘soft’

Topic 9 explores ‘volume controlby looking at ‘loud’ and ‘soft’ musical symbols. This is the third lesson on musical notation or symbols that serve as rules and instructions in the world of music.

The symbol that will be introduced today is:

  • Piano or p (pronounced p-yar-no) = quiet/soft

Forte and Crescendo will also be recapped.

In Lesson 9 you will explore:

  • The ‘forte’, ‘piano’ and ‘crescendo’ dynamics within a piece of music.
  • Connections between musical components and symbols.
  • Appropriate ‘sound’ responses in a variety of situations.
  • New Character: Penelope Piano.

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