Dynamic signs are symbols found throughout your music that tells us the volume, or how loud or soft the music should be played. You will find most of these musical terms written in the Italian Language. Why is that? Italian composers were some of the first people to include “volume instructions” in their music.
The top 3 musical dynamic markings everyone learns first are piano, mezzo forte, and forte. These dynamic signs tell us how soft or loud to play the music. They are written in the Italian language in your music. In English, they mean soft, moderately loud, and loud.