What does "ppp" stand for in music?

1 Answer
Apr 28, 2016

ppp - pianississimo - very very soft


P in music stands for piano (not the instrument, but the dynamic), which means soft. Pianissimo is pp, which means very soft, and ppp means very very soft (pianississimo).

Piano is a dynamic just like forte (loud), which tells you how to play a piece of music.

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This chart shows roughly how loud an instrument should be played when a specific dynamic has been asked for.

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