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grace note

Music a note printed in small type to indicate that it is melodically and harmonically nonessential
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DUBLIN -- Ireland mourned the loss of its Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney, with equal measures of poetry and pain Monday in a funeral full of grace notes and a final message from the great man himself: Don't be afraid.
An unusually idealised epic full of affecting gestures and grace notes.
Rich in landing, birds' parted grace notes in curtained leaf-light
The 22 tutorials cover the Score Editor menus and getting started; display quantization and polyphonic staff styles methods to prepare parts for individual instruments; grace notes, beamed grace notes, and other issues for parts; score sets, symbols, and note alteration; lyric entry, text styles, headers, and footers; cross-staff beaming, doubling instruments, polytonal scores, and time signatures; edit and copy options; drum notation; orchestral percussion; creating parts for guitarists and specialized instruments; score preferences and project settings; layout techniques; preparing chord charts for sessions, lead sheets, and master rhythm charts; and other aspects.
He is also a composer of minimalist electronic music, and there is something distinctly musical about the pace of this story, as Phillips moves it suavely along, developing thematic harmonies here and there, adding grace notes tactfully, modulating its volume, pitch, and timbre.
Grace Notes is especially strong in satire, wit, and ironic observation, perhaps reflecting the satirical penchant of coeditor Paul Lake, author of the powerful political fable Cry Wolf (2008), or, more likely, indicative of the "God's plenty" of subjects for satire in our contemporary culture.
As an example of the clear differences, a pentatonic folksong, sung by well-known Scottish singer Annie Johnstone and also recorded in the early twentieth century, showed no grace notes whatsoever.
It's a delicious tripel, well within style guidelines, but full of subtle grace notes that set it apart.
In his Preface to Grace Notes, former First Things editor Joseph Bottum discusses the place of poetry in the journal:
Hildegard's original melody is quoted and then embellished with grace notes, glissandi, stopped notes, and other added figures, as the means by which the composer bridged the past and present.
And that made me a friend, one day, or at least an acquaintance, because I brought Guy's book there, The Death of Picasso --his bisexual Eden where no shadow falls between the mind's clarity and the body's feral suppleness--whiffs and salt-stings of his Greek or North Sea islands, grace notes of "huffle" and "humpenscrump of the waves," and no shadow falls, too, on the sharp-focused sentences where it becomes possible to write, one day, "this deliciously strange feeling that time is nothing, or is my friend rather than my enemy.
Now, MSP Bill Butler is calling for Owen's face to grace notes in time for the UN Year of the Co-operative in 2012.