Pianissimo

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Definition

Pianissimo (or pp) stands for very soft volume.

This table shows how dynamics can be compared to the volume of the human voice.

Dynamics (volume)
Dynamic Voice
pp almost at a whisper
p softer than speaking voice
mp soft speaking voice
mf loud speaking voice
f louder than speaking voice
ff almost shouting

Examples

Pianissimo (pp) is the musical instruction to play very soft


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