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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000588.txt from 2000/07

From: Jay Webler <webler@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] acciaccatura (RE: klarinet Digest 17 Jul 2000
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 15:24:02 -0400

Sounds more like a pasta dish to me. (It's been a strange day and it's
time for some bad humor).

Jay Webler
Jay's Clarinet and Percussion

At 02:13 PM 7/18/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Isn't acciacciatura a frequently used device in harpsichord music, to create
>a "strummed", guitar effect?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Doug Sears [mailto:dsears@-----.net]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 12:12 PM
>To: klarinet@-----.org
>Subject: [kl] acciaccatura (RE: klarinet Digest 17 Jul 2000 20:15:00
>-0000 Issue 2406)
>
>
> >I thought that the slashed "grace note" was called an acciacatura.
> >
> >Keith Bowen
>
>I thought so, too, but here's what Gardner Read has to say in _Music
>Notation_: "During the nineteenth century the term _appoggiatura_ was
>unfortunately confused with the term _acciaccatura_ (from the Italian verb
>_acciaccare_, meaning "to crush"). The _acciaccatura_ is no ornament at all,
>but a manner of playing, then releasing part of, a chord in keyboard music."
>My old Harvard Dictionary of Music confirms that "acciaccatura" is erroneous
>when applied to grace notes, but I think everybody would know what you meant
>(let's not get into an argument^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H discussion of whether
>dictionaries should describe or prescribe).
>
> --Doug
>----------------------------
>Doug Sears dsears@-----.org/~dsears
>
>
>
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