מבחר מונחים מוסיקליים ממבט מעט שונה
תגים: אבוב, אנגלית, טמפו, מבט, מונחים, מוסיקה, מוסיקליים, קלאסית, שונה, תזמורת
פורסם ב"פורטל הקלאסי" בתאריך 08/05/2002
אמנם בשפה האנגלית, אבל שווה להתאמץ.
A-B-A form: a musical convention long preferred by composers who can't "C".
Adagio fromaggio: to play in a slow and cheesy manner.
A la regretto: tempo assigned to a performance by the conductor AFTER it is panned by the local music critics.
Al capone: performing while standing on a neutered rooster.
Al dente con tableau: in opera, chew the scenery.
Allegro con brillo: the fastest way to wash pots and pans.
AnDante: A musical composition that is Infernally slow.
Angus Dei: a divine, beefy tone.
Antiphonal: referring to the prohibition of cell phones in the concert hall
A patella: unaccompanied knee-slapping.
Appologgiatura: an ornament you regret after playing it.
Approximatura: a series of notes played by a performer and not intended by the composer, especially when disguised with an air of "I meant to do that."
Approximento: a musical entrance that is somewhat close to the correct pitch.
Baffoon: baboon with bassoon.
Barbie dolce: sweet but plastic.
Bar line: what musicians form after a concert.
Bass lure: a seductive refrain.
Basso continuo: the act of game fishing after the legal season has ended.
Basso profundo: an opera about deep sea fishing.
Basso refundo: the sad but predictable consequence of the ill-fated "Three Basses" concert tour.
Brake drum: The instrument most used to slow the tempo in an orchestra.
Bull horn: a brass instrument that plays notes you wouldn't believe.
Cacophany: composition incorporating many people with chest colds.
Carmina banana: a medieval musical plantain.
Concerto con carne: a piece for single instrument played in a "chili" manner.
Concerto grosso: a really BAD performance.
Contrababoon: the simian assistant of a Latin American revolutionary organ grinder.
Coral Symphony: (see: Beethoven — Caribbean period).
Cornetti trombosis: disastrous entanglement of brass instruments that can occur when musicians are not careful exiting the stage.
Crashendo: the increasing sense of aggravation felt by band members as those trumpet players keep dropping their mutes on the hard stage floor.
D.C. al capone: you betta go back to the beginning, capiche?
Dill piccolo: a wind instrument that plays only sour notes.
Diminderwindo: fading of daylight at dusk, as seen from indoors.
Diminuendo: the process of quieting a rumor in the orchestra pit.
Eardrum: a teeny, tiny tympani.
Etude brute: an early form of Roman music performed with a rapid, sharp, repetitive beat.
Fermantra: a note that is held over and over and over and…
Fermatahorn: an Alpine wind instrument used for playing long notes.
Fermoota: a rest of indefinite length and dubious value.
Fiddler crabs: grumpy string players.
Flute flies: gnat-like bugs that bother musicians playing out-of-doors.
Fog horn: a brass instrument that plays when the conductor's intentions are not clear.
Fortississippi: with mighty, flowing strength.
Frugalhorn: a sensible, inexpensive brass instrument.
Fruitti tutti: a chorus singing together in an exaggerated, overripe manner.
Gaul blatter: a French horn player.
Good conductor: A person who can give an electrifying performance.
Grace note: the I.O.U. you deposit in the church collection plate when you're out of cash.
Gregorian champ: monk who can hold a note the longest.
Ground brass: when someone in the marching band drops a sousaphone.
Ground hog: someone who takes control of the repeated bass line and won't let others play it.
Herbert von Carryon: a conductor who never rides in the cargo hold.
Hyperportamento: a tone that soars, bends, strains until it pierces into another dimension and leaves, ever after, a porthole to heaven.
Kvetchendo: gradually getting ANNOYINGLY louder.
Maestrousseau: at the pace of a wedding march.
Mallade: a romantic song that's pretty awful.
Matterhorn: an intrument of cosmic influence designed to create something out of nothing.
Molto bolto: head straight for the ending, but don't make it seemed rushed.
Mucho caffinato: play loudly enough to wake up those sleeping in the audience.
Oeuferture: musical composition commissioned by the National Egg Marketing Council.
OraToro: a lawn mower may be substituted for the original instrumentation at this point.
Opera buffa: musical stage production at a nudists' camp.
Pastorale: beverage to drink in the country when listening to Beethoven with a member of the clergy.
Phollyphonic: badly arranged harmonizations.
Pianorama: instrument capable of broad, sweeping musical performances.
Pipe smoker: an extremely virtuosic organist.
Pizzacato: the act of removing anchovies from an Italian dish with short, quick motions and tossing them to a nearby awaiting feline friend.
Placebo Domingo: faux tenor.
Pollyphonic: orchestra made up of lots of parrots.
Poochini: When singing, to be accompanied by your dog.
Pre-Classical Conservatism: school of thought which fostered the idea, "if it ain't baroque, don't fix it".
Prelude: a cue, found in some of the earlier oratorios, instructing those singing the roles of the wicked to pray in an offensive or profane manner.
Presto chango: quickly going from a very fast to a very slow tempo.
(The) Rights of Strings: manifesto of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Bowed Instruments.
Rooti tooti: use of a potato as a trumpet mute.
Rubato: cross between rhubarb and a tomato.
Schmaltzando: a sudden burst of music from the Guy Lombardo band.
Snacktus: Quiet, contemplative music played during the appetizer at Catholic wedding receptions.
Sosaphone: a cylindrical wooden instrument used to play smash hits.
Spinet: politician's order.
Spritzicato: plucking of a stringed instrument to produce a bright, bubbly sound, usually accompanied by sparkling water with lemon (wine optional).
Status cymbal: an instrument to be played at inaugurations and socialite balls.
Tempe Arizona: a hot passage.
Tempo tantrum: what a young orchestra is having when it's not keeping time with the conductor.
Timpani alley: a row of kettledrums. Term originated in New York City area.
Tincanabulation: the annoying or irritating sounds made by an unmusical person using extremely cheap bells. From Poe's "The Bells" and "tin cans".
Toiletto: the effect on the human voice of reverberation in small rooms with ceramic tiles.
Trouble clef: any clef one can't read, e.g., the alto clef for pianists.
Vesuvioso: a gradual buildup to a fiery conclusion.
Woodwind: a noise in the game of golf, made by a club missing the ball on a tee shot.
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