Dynamics The loudness or softness of the music From very very soft through very very loud Performing media/Instrumentation Who or what is performing the music Strings, winds, brass, percussion, keyboards, electronic.

 many notes moving as part of a chord Polyphonic- many parts moving and stopping independently of each other resulting in a thick texture Timbre/Tone color Each instrument/voice has its own distinctive tone color Warm, bright, dull, etc. Tempo The speed of the music Fast, slow, moderate, etc. Dynamics The loudness or softness of the music From very very soft through very very loud Performing media/Instrumentation Who or what is performing the music Strings, winds, brass, percussion, keyboards, electronic. Voicesmale, female Tonality/Modality Tone/Key center Major, minor, modal, atonal