Tempo, Dynamics, and Navigation

In This Chapter

  • Determining how fast to play
  • Changing tempo
  • Determining how loud to play
  • Changing dynamics and accenting notes
  • Repeating parts of a song

You might not have noticed, but the first six chapters of this book taught you how to read and write music. That’s right—all those bits about staves, clefs, notes, and rests comprise what we call the standard music notation, which is the common language of all musicians.

Think of it this way: the staff, clef, and key signature determine where a note is in terms of pitch. The time signature and note value determine where a note is in terms of time, or ...

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