Più

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"Più" is an Italian musical term that means "more". This term is commonly used in conjunction with other musical instructions to indicate that the performer should increase certain aspects of the music, such as volume, speed, or emotion:

  • Più Forte: Meaning "louder", used to instruct the performer to increase the volume, making the music more powerful.
  • Più Piano: Meaning "softer", used to instruct the performer to decrease the volume, making the music gentler.
  • Più Mosso: Meaning "faster", used to instruct the performer to increase the tempo, making the music faster-paced.
  • Più Legato: Meaning "more connected", used to instruct the performer to make the transitions between notes smoother, creating a more legato musical effect.
  • Più Allegro: Meaning "faster and more lively", used to instruct the performer to increase the tempo, making the music faster and more vibrant.

The inclusion of "Più" in sheet music helps guide performers in achieving specific musical effects during their performance, ensuring that the music's expression and dynamism are conveyed effectively.

Example of Più

Horn Concerto in E-flat Major, K.417: III. Rondo. Più allegro