4th Quarter Project
Mezzo Forte means to be almost loud in your piece that your playing it would be like your talking in you're inside voice.
This dynamic means to be medium soft but not to quite.
Forte means to be loud in certain spots of the music that you're playing.
This mark tells you went to breathe so you don't run out of air.
For a clarinet you tongue the notes but you keep playing when you slur.
When you play a not this particular notes has to be a little louder than than others.
Mary Elledge was born in northern Minnesota and began studying piano at an early age. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Moorhead State University and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, where she studied with John Simms and was the staff pianist for the opera, chorus, orchestra, and studio teachers.
She has been on the faculty of the MacPhail College of Music in Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota. She taught public school music in Fargo, North Dakota, Rockford, Iowa and Minneapolis.
Presently Mrs. Elledge has a private piano studio in San Diego, California. She is a strong advocate of incorporating all styles of music into students' studies.
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