The musical term “forte” means in a loud forceful manner. I would probably tell my orchestra to play “Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee” in a forte mindset. That tune is meant to be played loudly and forcefully, and joyfully also.
If my house was on fire, I would probably use a “forte” voice, maybe even a “fortissimo” voice. “Fortissimo” simply means ‘even louder than “forte”’.
I've know a few “forte” people in my time. They were simply loud, often even very loud.
My Mom would have declared my drums as “fortissimo” when I first got them. Poor Mom, God rest her soul.
There is a time and place for everything – even “forte” and “fortissimo”.
Choose … wisely!
P Michael Biggs
One Moment at a Time