Learning the Language of Music | Dynamics

Young musicians have a lot to learn when it comes to learning the language of music. As music teachers, we need to make the learning process as seamless and fun as possible. Quizlet is a great online tool to practice dynamics vocabulary and terms. 

Dynamics Online Learning Games

Learning the Language of Music | Dynamics Flash Cards

Quizlet offers eight different practice and learning modes. I am including my four favorite modes in this post but you are welcome to explore the others as well. I always start with flash cards because they are not timed. Students can learn and practice at their own pace.

The flash cards below have audio so make sure your sound is turned on. The Italian pronunciation is a valuable tool for beginning musicians. I love the way my students imitate the pronunciation. Have fun with it!

Directions: Name the Italian terms for each dynamic level. Click the corner of the flash card to turn it over and see the answer. 

Note: By clicking the “Options” button on the bottom left you can change what you see first, the Italian term or the English definition. Keep practicing until you have got them down!

Flash Cards

Learning the Language of Music | Dynamics Matching Game

The matching game is my favorite for learning dynamics. It challenges students and motivates them to work to get better and quicker at their answers. This game is timed so make sure your students have had some practice before playing. Allow them time to practice several times to improve their scores.

Directions:  Click to select the matching terms. If they disappear, your answer was correct. If not, try again. Work to get your time faster and more accurate

 

 

Matching Game

Learning the Language of Music | Dynamics Gravity Game

This game is even more of a challenge. Depending on the age, typing and spelling abilities of your students, I might not recommend this game for dynamics. Gravity is GREAT for treble clef note names. 

In this game, students must type the answer into the bar before the astroid hits the planet. If they misspell the answer, it will be counted wrong.

Directions: Type your answer into the answer bar before the astroid hits the planet. You must spell the answer correctly or it is wrong.

 

Gravity Game

Quizlet does not currently allow their Gravity game to be embedded on other websites. Click here to go directly to the Gravity Game.

Learning the Language of Music | Test

Quizlet even offers a “Test” mode to practice or to use as an assessment. Students can take practice tests online complete with automatic grading and immediate feedback.

Teachers may also print the test and administer it as a pencil/paper test. Teachers may choose question types – written, matching, multiple choice and/or true false. (I currently have the written option unchecked.) As a bonus, each time you generate an new test, the questions are scrambled.

Directions: Answer each question. When you are finished, click the “Check Answers” bar at the bottom of the test. Keep practicing until you have them learned. 🙂

Test Your Knowledge

Learning the Language of Music | Word Search & Puzzles

If you are looking for more ways to help your students who are learning the language of music, check out the Music Symbols Puzzles below.

Truly learning the written and unwritten language of music takes a lifetime. Help get your students off to a good start.

Young musicians have a lot to learn when it comes to learning the language of music. As music teachers, we need to make the learning process as seamless and fun as possible. Quizlet is a great online tool to practice dynamics vocabulary and terms. 

Dynamics Online Learning Games

Learning the Language of Music | Dynamics Flash Cards

Quizlet offers eight different practice and learning modes. I am including my four favorite modes in this post but you are welcome to explore the others as well. I always start with flash cards because they are not timed. Students can learn and practice at their own pace.

The flash cards below have audio so make sure your sound is turned on. The Italian pronunciation is a valuable tool for beginning musicians. I love the way my students imitate the pronunciation. Have fun with it!

Directions: Name the Italian terms for each dynamic level. Click the corner of the flash card to turn it over and see the answer. 

Note: By clicking the “Options” button on the bottom left you can change what you see first, the Italian term or the English definition. Keep practicing until you have got them down!

Flash Cards

Learning the Language of Music | Dynamics Matching Game

The matching game is my favorite for learning dynamics. It challenges students and motivates them to work to get better and quicker at their answers. This game is timed so make sure your students have had some practice before playing. Allow them time to practice several times to improve their scores.

Directions:  Click to select the matching terms. If they disappear, your answer was correct. If not, try again. Work to get your time faster and more accurate

 

 

Matching Game

Learning the Language of Music | Dynamics Gravity Game

This game is even more of a challenge. Depending on the age, typing and spelling abilities of your students, I might not recommend this game for dynamics. Gravity is GREAT for treble clef note names. 

In this game, students must type the answer into the bar before the astroid hits the planet. If they misspell the answer, it will be counted wrong.

Directions: Type your answer into the answer bar before the astroid hits the planet. You must spell the answer correctly or it is wrong.

 

Gravity Game

Quizlet does not currently allow their Gravity game to be embedded on other websites. Click here to go directly to the Gravity Game.

Learning the Language of Music | Test

Quizlet even offers a “Test” mode to practice or to use as an assessment. Students can take practice tests online complete with automatic grading and immediate feedback.

Teachers may also print the test and administer it as a pencil/paper test. Teachers may choose question types – written, matching, multiple choice and/or true false. (I currently have the written option unchecked.) As a bonus, each time you generate an new test, the questions are scrambled.

Directions: Answer each question. When you are finished, click the “Check Answers” bar at the bottom of the test. Keep practicing until you have them learned. 🙂

Test Your Knowledge

Learning the Language of Music | Word Search & Puzzles

If you are looking for more ways to help your students who are learning the language of music, check out the Music Symbols Puzzles below.

Truly learning the written and unwritten language of music takes a lifetime. Help get your students off to a good start.

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