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The following article consists of an explanation on dynamics and structure.
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Dynamics and Structure
Dynamics is a term used for the relative loudness or softness of a given sound, note, or musical piece. Italian is usually used to indicate dynamics in a piece for example, pianissimo means very softly, and fortissimo means very loud Recently, some composers have started moving towards indicating dynamics either in English or their vernacular language.
Dynamics can also refer to the specific order or emphasis of phrases or notes. This can be either functional (how quickly a piece is played) or stylistic (the way each individual note is played, brusquely or in a leisurely, flowing fashion).
Music structure consists of a vocabulary of tropes that a musical tradition uses to inspire new creations. These tropes can be strict, dictating the cycle, key, or mode of a piece, or loose and unrestrictive, more in the form of a genre or mood. Some examples of Western structures include the canon, the fugue, and the sonata-allegro.