grace note


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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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It's almost too appropriate, near the end, when someone praises the heist for its precision, "the attention to detail, and the little grace notes that really make something sing" -- because those little grace notes are exactly what's missing in this movie.
"You have to fake the grace notes," he says, "sort of how you play on the Shofar.
Grace Note is best known as the dam of King George winner Belmez, later a dreadful sire, but Debussy's dam Opera Comique was also no slouch, running third in the Group 3 Park Stakes.
(23) It's impossible to hold a grace note if it's to remain a grace note--
101--a sixteenth grace note preceding a dotted quarter note in a measure of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] time--should be "performed as a quarter note with the following dotted quarter note performed as an eighth note." Where is the documentation for this assertion?
In a coda near the end of his book, O'Brien summons up a grace note to impart the symbiotic relationship between musician and listener, evoking both the lasting power of a remembered song and the audience's crucial role in shaping the music that flows around it.
As if offering a grace note to the symphony of horrors that would unfold on that terrible day, Ayers declared: "I don't regret setting bombs....
As a grace note, he even served as an ambassador to the Court of St.
Wearing come-hither names like Provencal Vert, these lighter shades of green offered buyers a grace note of summer color to punctuate assortments.
And there's an unusual thing outside the syntax of the phrase, whether it's a grace note or a little pocket of information.
But, he adds, `occasionally a grace note sounds, high, lilting, ethereal, to interrupt the monotonous background growl of ungrace'.
Her thought provides a grace note to our understanding of the Renaissance.