10. May 2016 · Comments Off on Um … Really?! · Categories: Huh?

Someone posted this on Facebook and it’s too funny not to share.

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10. May 2016 · Comments Off on What does it mean? · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™, Havin' Fun

Frequently when my students are playing a work I’ll ask them what a term written on their part means. I then often get the answer, “I don’t know!” to which I reply, “Then how can you DO it?!” I write the word on their assignment sheet and they have to come to their next lesson with answer written down.

Yeah, I’m annoying that way.

Maybe learning this song would help some of them?!

Richard Genee: Insalata Italiana – parody of an opera scene, Op. 68
Ensemble of former members of the Dresden Kreuzchor

Piano, piano, dolce, soave ed amabile
Forte, piano, pianissimo
Venite gua
Forte, fortissimo, forte, piano,
Crescendo, stringendo, più mosso
Rinforzando, diminuendo
Decrescendo, morendo, smorzando.
Recitativo, O Dio, O cielo,
Coloratura, lo tremo.
A piacere, colla parte, fermata.
Lento, con espressione,
larghetto, sostenuto, ritenuto
Espressivo, ben marcato,
Pizzicato, arco, arco,
Precipitato, sospirando,
ritardando, arco.
Tra ta ta ta, suona la tromba
Tra ta ta ta, a la vedetta
Con fuoco, staccato
Assai scandaloso,
non più lamentoso.
Bravo, bravissimo,
sono contento!
Volti subito
Con rabbia, con furia
In tempo di polacca,
con impeto, con scandalo,
con grazia, con anima.
Agitata ta ta ta ta,
Più mosso stretto
Fine dell’opera.
Felicità, felicità.
Fine dell’opera.

10. May 2016 · Comments Off on Wonderful! · Categories: Videos

If you know Adele’s “Hello” … well … you’ll get it. If you don’t know that but are a reed maker, you’ll still get it. 😉