Shaping and volume of music

For music to have some real feeling and expression it must be shaped.

Volume of notes

f Loud
ff Loud Loud
fff As loud as possible
p Quiet
mp Medium Quiet
mf Medium Loud
pp Quiet Quiet
cresc Louder

Stuff that affects notes

sfz Hit note then back way off and build back up
tr Trill
vibrato Add waves to sound
legato Smooth

Stuff that affects the speed of note

poco. Gradually
accel. Faster
rit. Slower
dim. Diminish
soli Shared solo in section
solo 1 person solo (wow)


Most popular music games


Online music game

Note pair game

Notote shooter

Piano game

Drums online

Guitar machine


Drums online music games

Piano and guitar online games

Guitar online games

Music machines

Music games for kids

Metronomes and fork