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    Talking Some musical terms.

    The list is quite large but here are a few to start off with. Enjoy the dang blasted it's all over the place!

    Glossary of music terms
    Accent: An unusual manner of pronunciation, e.g. "Y'all sang that real good!"
    Accidentals: Wrong notes
    Ad Libitum: A premiere.
    Agitato: A string player's state of mind when a peg slips in the middle of a piece.
    Agnus dei: A famous female church composer.
    Allegro: Leg fertilizer.
    Altered Chord: A sonority that has been spayed.
    Atonality: Disease that many modern composers suffer from. The most prominent symptom is the patient's lacking ability to make decisions.
    Augmented fifth: A 36-ounce bottle.
    Bar Line: A gathering of people, usually among which may be found a musician or two.
    Beat: What music students to do each other with their musical instruments. The down beat is performed on the top of the head, while the up beat is struck under the chin.
    Bravo: Literally, "How bold!" or "What nerve!" This is a spontaneous expression of appreciation on the part of the concertgoer after a particularly trying performance.
    Breve: The way a sustained note sounds when a violinist runs out of bow.
    Broken consort: When somebody in the ensemble has to leave and go to the restroom.
    Cadence: When everybody hopes you're going to stop, but you don't.
    Cadenza: The heroine in Monteverdi's opera "Frottola".
    Cantus firmus: The part you get when you can only play four notes.
    Chansons de geste: Dirty songs.
    Chord: Usually spelled with an "s" on the end, means a particular type of pants, e.g. "He wears chords."
    Chromatic Scale: An instrument for weighing that indicates half-pounds.
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    Re: Some musical terms.

    LMAO

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    Re: Some musical terms.

    You're nuts, styxx...
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    Talking Re: Some musical terms.

    I like this one.
    Last summer, the local orchestra decided to play Beethoven's 9th symphony.
    However, it being quite hot, the players were working up quite a sweat, until a neighbor let them use the ventilators in her house.
    However, the wind from these ventilators was causing the notes to blow all over the place, so they had to tie them down to the note holders.
    The din from the ventilators was so bad that the bassists decided it didn't matter if they downed a few drinks and got royally drunk.
    Two of the bassists got so drunk that they pass out.
    One of the violinists, in disgust, decided to go home but slipped and fell.
    Thus, it was the bottom of the 9th, the bassists were loaded, the score was tied with two men out, and the fans were roaring wild when one of the players slid home.
    Styxx

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    Theres really nothing i can say to that...
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    Talking Re: Some musical terms.

    More terms -
    Clausula: Mrs. Santa first name.
    Coloratura Soprano: A singer who has great trouble finding the proper note, but who has a wild time hunting for it.
    Compound Meter: A place to park your car that requires two dimes.
    Con Brio: Done with scouring pads and washboards.
    Conductor: A musician who is adept at following many people at the same time.
    Conductus: The process of getting Vire into the cloister.
    Counterpoint: A favorite device of many Baroque composers, all of whom are dead, though no direct connection between these two facts has been established. Still taught in many schools, as a form of punishment.
    Countertenor: A singing waiter.
    Crescendo: A reminder to the performer that he has been playing too loudly.
    Crotchet: 1) A tritone with a bent prong. 2) It's like knitting, but it's faster. 3) An unpleasant illness that occurs after the Lai, if prolation is not used.
    Cut time: When you're going twice as fast as everybody else in the ensemble.
    Da capo al fine: I like your hat!
    Detache: An indication that the trombones are to play with the slides removed.
    Di lasso: Popular with Italian cowboys.
    Discord: Not to be confused with Datcord.
    Drone: The sound of a single monk during an attack of Crotchet.
    Ductia: 1) A lot of mallards. 2) Vire's organum.
    Duration: Can be used to describe how long a music teacher can exercise self-control.
    Embouchre: The way you look when you've been playing the Krummhorn.
    English horn: A woodwind that got its name because it's neither English nor a horn. Not to be confused with French horn, which is German.
    Espressivo: Close eyes and play with a wide vibrato.
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    Re: Some musical terms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    Discord: Not to be confused with Datcord.
    This one's my favorite!

    Thanks, Styxx, LMAO is a great way to start the morning.

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    Talking Re: Some musical terms.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevegoers
    This one's my favorite!

    Thanks, Styxx, LMAO is a great way to start the morning.
    N.P.! Here's my favorite!
    Di lasso: Popular with Italian cowboys.
    Styxx

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    Re: Some musical terms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    N.P.! Here's my favorite!
    Di lasso: Popular with Italian cowboys.
    I haven't laughed so hard in a while! My wife was wondering what was wrong with me. (Well, she has a point there) but she was referring to my hysterical laughing. I was laughing so much I couldn't stop to tell her - seeing me laugh so much caused her to laugh. She had no idea what was so funny, but she is still giggling. I just told her some of the jokes. She is cracking up too. (she is a musician as well)

    My fav is counterpoint. He he he.

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