The terms in this node come from the western musical tradition. Any term that has a shortened musical notation is in parentheses next to said term.
Modes of Dynamics
Two other terms related to dynamics are decrescendo
(>) and crescendo
(<). A decrescendo is placed to signify when the music should get gradually softer. A crescendo is the exact opposite. Usually two of the aforementioned terms appear with one of them.
For Example: p < ff
Families of Musical Instruments
Other nodes vivid pointed out to me
Note: I'll add to this later with time and try to fill in any of the hardlinks I've created that don't have nodes. /msg me or add your own, as you can tell this is far from complete.