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    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
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    Glossary of New Musical Terms

    Found this on another site, thought it worth sharing!

    Richard




    Adagio Fromaggio: To play in a slow and cheesy manner.

    AnDante: A musical composition that is infernally slow.

    Angus Dei: To play with a divine, beefy tone.

    Anti-phonal: Referring to the prohibition of cell phones in the concert hall.

    A Patella: Unaccompanied knee-slapping.

    Appologgiatura: A composition, solo or instrument, you regret playing.

    Approximatura: A series of notes played by a performer, not intended by the composer.

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

    Bar Line: What musicians form after a concert.

    Concerto Grossissimo: A really bad performance.

    Coral Symphony: (see Beethoven-Caribbean period).

    Cornetti Trombosis Disastrous: The entanglement of brass instruments that can occur when musicians exit hastily down the stage stairs

    Dill Piccolino: A wind instrument that plays only sour notes.

    Fermantra: A note that is held over and over and over and ..

    Fermoota: A rest of indefinite length and dubious value.

    Fog Hornoso: A sound that is heard when the conductor's intentions are not clear.

    Frugalhorn: A sensible, inexpensive brass instrument.

    Gaul Blatter: A French horn player.

    Good Conductor: A person who can give an electrifying performance or, alternative use, one who obeys the orchestra and/or chorus

    Gregorian Champ: Monk who can hold a note the longest.

    Kvetchendo: Gradually getting annoyingly louder.

    Mallade: A romantic song that's pretty awful.

    Molto bolto: Head straight for the ending.

    Opera buffa: Musical stage production by nudists.

    Poochini Musical: performance, accompanied by a dog.

    Pre-Classical Conservatism: School of thought which fostered the idea, "if it ain't baroque, don't fix it."

    Spritzicato: Plucking of a stringed instrument to produce a bright, bubbly sound, usually accompanied by sparkling water with lemon (wine optional).

    Tempo Tantrumo: When a young band refuses to keep time with the conductor.

    Tincanabulation: The annoying or irritating sounds made by extremely cheap bells.

    Vesuvioso: A gradual buildup to a fiery conclusion.

    ZZZfortzando: Playing REALLY loud in order to wake up the audience.

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    Re: Glossary of New Musical Terms

    Thanks Richard,

    Made my morning!

    Karl

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    Re: Glossary of New Musical Terms

    Hahahahahahaha! Excellent!
    Styxx

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    Re: Glossary of New Musical Terms

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland
    Bar Line: What musicians form after a concert.
    Usually followed by Syncopation, a regular passing between bars.
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    Re: Glossary of New Musical Terms

    Richard,

    These are great!

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland
    Approximatura: A series of notes played by a performer, not intended by the composer.

    Approximento: A musical entrance that is somewhere in the vicinity of the correct pitch.
    Pretty much sums up my technique on fretless bass!

    ;-)

    THANKS!
    jim

    Jim Jarnagin - no not THAT Jim Jarnagin, the other one.

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    Thumbs up Re: Glossary of New Musical Terms

    Being Italian, for me it's two time funny!

    Like a "Mess ad Organo", the play of my church old pipe organ after pipes and stops damage...

    and "Sconcerto grosso" the following delusion of the audience...

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