LARGO A Very Slow Tempo
ADAGIO A Slow Tempo 1 Hippopotamus
MODERATO A moderate tempo or comfortable "walking pace" 1 Hippo
ALLEGRO A fast tempo 1 Hip
PRESTO 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 A very fast tempo
pp- pianissimo-very soft p-piano-soft mp-mezzo piano-medium soft mf-mezzo forte-medium loud f-forte-loud ff-fortissimo-very loud fff-fortississimo-very very loud -issimo = VERY mezzo = MEDIUM Crescendo Decrescendo
1. Why would dynamics and tempo markings be so important for composers? 2. What kind of tempo and dynamics would a funeral march have? 3. What kind of tempo and dynamics would an aerobic workout song have? 4. What kind of tempo and dynamics do you hear at a rock concert? 5. What kind of tempo and dynamics do you hear at a church or wedding?