Posted by Truthinator on February 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
February 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm
Actually, T, it would be Forte Fortissimo (fff; sometimes also called Fortississimo). If you really wanna blow the congregation’s eardrums, forte won’t cut it. HAHAHA
February 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm
🙂 True. Thanks. You have to turn it up to be relevant!
February 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm
PS – sorry, I should explain the music term, and not assume it’s understood! Forte (f) means loud. Fortissimo (ff) means very loud. Fortississimo (fff) means to play as loudly as possible. I’ve not seen it on sheet music personally, but I’ve read that occasionally one will encounter fffff.
This post made me laugh very hard. Thanks for sharing it, T!
February 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm
Thanks. I knew about f and ff but I can’t handle anything louder than that… I’m glad you liked this one however. Thanks for visiting.
February 27, 2013 at 2:52 pm
I understand. 🙂 Though I think you would have no problem with fff used in a piece for emphasis, for example – expressing a strong emotion. Music dynamics (like piano vs forte, etc) are part of what expresses the meaning in a piece.
Think of it like talking – we don’t shout at one another all the time, do we? (Ok some people do…) But we may raise and lower our voices, or speak faster or slower, or change our tone, to convey meaning and express ourselves. That is how music dynamics should be used.
Thanks for providing a humorous respite in the midst of the current goings on in the church and world.
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