A blog is a blog is a blog, I guess, but I’d like to come up with a good title for this one. The current working title — Musings of a Retired Guitarist — is fairly accurate as a description, but it doesn’t seem like a very good title. It’s not snappy enough. Something a little cuter would be nice.
I’ve always liked the word and concept of fermata. In music, it means to momentarily suspend the beat. It doesn’t mean to pause for a beat or two, it means that the beat actually stops for a short time. It’s unmeasured time. Your foot stops tapping, the pulse is suspended. It’s a special moment.
/fɛrˈmɑtə; It. fɛrˈmɑtɑ/ Show Spelle[fer-mah-tuh]
- The prolongation of a tone, chord, or rest beyond its indicated time value.
- The sign indicating this prolongation.
[Italian, from feminine past participle of fermare, to stop, from Latin firmāre, to make firm, from firmus, firm.]
It’s a thought.