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How About More or Less Musical Definitions ?

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May 16, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (18,487 points)
edited May 16, 2017 by Marianne

• string quartet: a good violinist, a bad violinist, an ex-violinist, and someone who hates violinists, all getting together to complain about composers.

• detaché: an indication that the trombones are to play with their slides removed.

• glissando: a technique adopted by string players for difficult runs.

• subito piano: indicates an opportunity for some obscure orchestra player to become a soloist.

• risoluto: indicates to orchestras that they are to stubbornly maintain the correct tempo no matter what the conductor tries to do.

• senza sordino: a term used to remind the player that he forgot to put his mute on a few measures back.

• preparatory beat: a threat made to singers, i.e., sing, or else....

• crescendo: a reminder to the performer that he has been playing too loudly.

• conductor: a musician who is adept at following many people at the same time.

• clef: something to jump from before the viola solo.

• transposition: the act of moving the relative pitch of a piece of music that is too low for the basses to a point where it is too high for the sopranos.

• vibrato: used by singers to hide the fact that they are on the wrong pitch.

• half step: the pace used by a cellist when carrying hi instrument.

• coloratura soprano: a singer who has great trouble finding the proper note, but who has a wild time hunting for it.



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TheOtherTink May 16, 2017

sostenuto:  indicating the opposite of a quickie.

con sardino: a type of pizza topping

marredcato: an injured cat

accelerando: indicating an approach to the Big O.

diminuendo: indicating detumescence.

:O :blush: :) :D

Marianne TheOtherTink May 17, 2017


Lol - :):D

You got bright ideas and a tasty inspiration (err "fishy" - if referring to an "ichthyophagous" appetite).

Sorry, I could not find the English version of the "Pizza con sardine" or "Pizza con le sarde":

If you are interested (that is for all here), I will translate it - lol.

Food info:

Virginia TheOtherTink May 17, 2017

Marianne, here is my contribution to your new vocabulary:

PIZZICATO; a special pizza especially relished by cats as they listen to classical music.

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink May 17, 2017
TheOtherTink TheOtherTink May 17, 2017

@ Virginia,

I'm sure the cats will like the sardines, at least.  :D

Virginia TheOtherTink May 17, 2017

Well O'Tink, I think a picture is starting to come together here, with the cats and the pizza topped with sardines...yes we are on to something!

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink May 17, 2017

@ Virginia,

:D :D :D

Marianne TheOtherTink May 18, 2017


Lol - and I found a picture for a pizzacat or "gatto pizza":



Marianne TheOtherTink May 18, 2017


This recipe looks good - lol.


Virginia TheOtherTink May 18, 2017

Oh Marianne that is SO funny! I did not know cat would eat pizza; must be the cheese? I know they like cheese...those little guys were really urgent about it...the little one who was growling?

Marianne TheOtherTink May 19, 2017


Lol - indeed, but cats can have different preferences too (pizza might not be the healthiest), and what they like most is - usually - fish.

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