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MUSICAL TERMS YOU MAY NOT KNOW
« on: July 02, 2019, 05:57:11 AM »
MUSICAL TERMS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

ALLEREGRETTO: When you're 16 measures Into the piece and suddenly realize you set a too-fast tempo

ANGUS DEI: To play, with a divinely beefy tone

A PATELLA: Accompanied by knee-slapping

APOLOGGIATURA: A composition that you regret playing

APPROXIMATURA: A series of notes not intended by the composer, yet played with an "I meant to do that" attitude

APPROXIMENTO: A musical entrance that is somewhere in the vicinity of the correct pitch

DILL PICCOLINI: An exceedingly small wind instrument that plays only sour notes

FERMANTRA: A note held over and over and over and over and...

FIDDLER CRABS: Grumpy string players

FLUTE FLIES: Those tiny insects that bother musicians in outdoor gigs

FRUGALHORN: A sensible and inexpensive brass instrument

GAUL BLATTER: A French horn player

GREGORIAN CHAMP: The title bestowed upon the monk who can hold a note the longest

PLACEBO DOMINGO: A faux tenor

SPRITZICATO: An indication to string instruments to produce a bright and bubbly sound

TEMPO TANTRUM: What an elementary school orchestra is having when it's not following the conductor

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Re: MUSICAL TERMS YOU MAY NOT KNOW
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 09:52:02 AM »
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