Waves fascinate me. They are…..compelling. I can sit all day and watch them; perhaps because I don’t often get the opportunity locked in the middle of the Heartland. I don’t know why I love them so much. Perhaps because they are the same yet each individual wave is so unique. Perhaps because my heartbeat is intimately tuned to the universal ebb and fall. Perhaps because the sound separates me from the mundane hassles of life and allows my head to focus on a series of…..notes, building one on another to create a soul-stirring universal symphony. Think of symphonies the next time you watch a wave and imprint its’ melody onto your heart.
Legato: musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected
Crescendo: A gradual increase in volume.
Sforzando: Literally “forced”, denotes an abrupt, fierce accent on a single sound or chord. When written out in full, it applies to the sequence of sounds or chords under or over which it is placed.
Fermata: An indefinitely sustained note, chord, or rest. Usually appears over all parts at the same metrical location in a piece, to show a halt in tempo. It can be placed above or below the note.
Pianissimo: Very soft. Usually the softest indication in a piece of music, though softer dynamics are often specified with additional ps.