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Bram Heemskerk

Muzical termz...

October 3, 2007 at 8:59 PM

I got a music email from a lady from an orchestra:

Muzical termz...

Adagio fromaggio - To play in a slow and cheesy manner

Anti-phonal - No phones allowed in concert hall

A patella - Unaccompanied knee slapping

Approximatura - A series of notes played by the performer, not
intended by the composer

Bar line - What musicians form after a concert

Concerto grossissimo - A really bad performance

Fog hornoso - A sound that is heard when the conductor's
intentions are not clear

Molto bolto - Head straight for the ending

Tempo tantrumo - What happens when the conductor and orchestra
have differing ideas of the correct speed

Zzzfortzando - Play very loudly, in order to wake up the audience

From Albert Justice
Posted on October 3, 2007 at 9:10 PM

I'm pleased as a novice to have truly mastered this!

From Karin Lin
Posted on October 3, 2007 at 10:30 PM
A term made up by my four-year-old daughter, with definition supplied by me:

Aqua-pella: singing in the shower

From Ihnsouk Guim
Posted on October 4, 2007 at 12:37 AM
This is off topic; Does anyone like the list of musical tempi that snuck in the Playbill recently?


From Pauline Lerner
Posted on October 4, 2007 at 2:11 AM
Thanks, Bram. I especially like Molto bolto. Karin, I also like the contribution from you and your daughter.
From Linda L
Posted on October 4, 2007 at 7:53 PM
Haha, adagio fromaggio!

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