[LAU] Ok, dumb question..
folderol at ukfsn.org
Sat Feb 21 17:39:09 EST 2009
On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 16:45:11 -0500
frank pirrone <frankpirrone at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 08:23:22AM -0500, Darren Landrum wrote:
> >> http://vamp-plugins.org/
> > One more 'vamp': in Italian a 'vampa' is a big
> > flame. Like in:
> > Stride la vampa! La folla indomita
> > corre a quel foco lieta in sembianza.
> > Urli di gioia intorno echeggiano.
> > A big flame rises up! The wild and excited
> > crowd assembles around the fire, cries of
> > joy echo around.
> > Azucena, decribing her mother's execution
> > at the stake, from Verdi's Il Trovatore.
> > Ciao,
> Vamp is an actual music term meaning improvisation, so to vamp is to
> improvise and a vamp is an improvisation. Not clear how this name
> "implies" this project, but it's connected at least by music.
In my neck of the woods it was used as a slightly derogatory term to
describe the playing of pub pianists that simply hit crash chords,
more or less in time, and more or less on key :o
Will J Godfrey
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