So do I like have to learn Italian now or what?
In this tutorial, we will be learning all about dynamic volume markers. So, let's have some fun.
In our previous tutorial, we discussed about volume indicators. And they are pretty good and all. But during some songs, you may notice some sections that have volume changes that occur in a gradual manner. Either the volume increases constantly towards a maximum or it decreases towards a minimum. But the change is not sudden, it's gradual.
And that's where these two musical terms intervene, so to speak. Crescendo tells you that you have to increase the volume towards a maximum value during a section of a song. Decrescendo tells you that you have to decrease the volume towards a minimum value during a section of a song.
On a music sheet, this looks something like this:
So, this is all fine and dandy, but how much does one have to increase or decrease the volume you ask? Well, it all depends on your style of playing and on the volume indicators present in the song. It usually goes something like this:
That about covers it for this tutorial. In the next one, we will be focusing on accentuated notes and pedal indications. See you then.