Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2037954 - 02/23/13 12:30 PM Spellcheck and musical terms
pianoloverus Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 19464
Loc: New York City
Since my typing skills are so poor I regularly get many words in a post highlighted in red by spell check. But sometimes my spelling of musical terms is actually correct but the limitations of spell check lead to some amusing suggested corrections. A few recent ones I've seen and a few I just tested:

Sarabande should be corrected to Sandbar
Arpeggiation should be Peregrination
Allemande should be Mandela
Gigue should be Miguel
Courante should be raconteur
Giocoso should be Georgio
Allegrissimo should be generalissimo
Prestissimo sb impressionist
con moto sb con moo or con motor
chaconne sb chaperone
pollini sb polling or poplin
kissin sb (you can guess that one)
uchida sb cherida
bolet sb colet or bolt
lipatti sb patti
bachauer sb chaucer
saint saens sb saint mensa
Kaplinsky sb kandinsky
medtner sb meddler
fiorentino sb florentine
gottschalk sb scottsdale
penarrio sb scenario
Scarbo sb Scarborough
dohnanyi sb dominant
totentanz sb potentate
ondine sb online or iodine

Do you have any amusing suggestions that you've seen?











Edited by pianoloverus (02/23/13 02:00 PM)

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#2037962 - 02/23/13 12:41 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
Orange Soda King Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 6070
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
Ha!! That's too good smile

Giocoso should be chanced to sociology for me.

Top
#2038024 - 02/23/13 02:39 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 19800
Loc: New York
My wordperfect program doesn't recognize "berceuse," and suggests BERKOWITZ. smile

Top
#2038037 - 02/23/13 03:02 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
debrucey Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2606
Loc: Manchester, UK
You can add words to the spellcheck dictionary

Top
#2038040 - 02/23/13 03:08 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: debrucey]
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 19800
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: debrucey
You can add words to the spellcheck dictionary

Only if it works right. grin

When my stuff got re-installed into a new computer, you couldn't do that any more. So, it keeps wanting berkowitz instead of berceuse. ha

But even when you can, the thing is, you keep getting fun stuff like this when you give it something new.

Top
#2038083 - 02/23/13 04:53 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
MathGuy Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 232
Loc: California
Thinking of the Chaperone in D minor certainly gave me a smile! Thanks for the list.

Top
#2038190 - 02/23/13 10:20 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: MathGuy]
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 19800
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: MathGuy
Thinking of the Chaperone in D minor....

Maybe to make sure you don't stray too much into the major. ha

Top
#2038197 - 02/23/13 10:35 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6112
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
Firefox tells me Kreisler should be Kessler
Kissin -> Kissing of course (oops, already mentioned)
Yuja -> Yuga
Courante -> Colourant, Courtesan, Counteract
Grazioso -> Grazing's
Tessitura -> Necessitate

It is almost disappointing when I try a term and no correction is suggested!
_________________________



Music is my best friend.


Top
#2038206 - 02/23/13 10:46 PM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6112
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
Stretto -> Street
Tritone -> Baritone (at least it is still a musical term)
Scordatura -> Coloratura
_________________________



Music is my best friend.


Top
#2038238 - 02/24/13 12:26 AM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
Orange Soda King Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 6070
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
Mieczyslaw: Cole Slaw
Horszowski: Horse Power
Luvisi: Visibly
Esa: Es, Elsa, Esau, Eva, Es a
Pekka: Pukka, Topeka
Salonen: Salon en, Salon-en, Alone
Maestoso: Asbestos

Top
#2038241 - 02/24/13 12:31 AM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6112
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
Alkan -> Allan, Alan, Balkan, Alkali
_________________________



Music is my best friend.


Top
#2038259 - 02/24/13 02:12 AM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: Orange Soda King]
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 19800
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: Orange Soda King
Mieczyslaw: Cole Slaw
Horszowski: Horse Power....

He might have gotten a wider audience if he called himself Cole Slaw Horsepower! ha

Top
#2038387 - 02/24/13 10:45 AM Re: Spellcheck and musical terms [Re: pianoloverus]
pianoloverus Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 19464
Loc: New York City
cortot > contort
brailowsky > brainpower
pires > pores, piers, pies
gilels > gills, Giselle
argerich > charger
andsnes > andes
brendel > blender
busoni > bunion
arrau > array, aura
stretto > street
cziffra > riffraff
grimaud > grimaced
kocsis > tocsins
ligeti > litigate
kapell > capella
langlang > gangland
hemiola > Iolanthe
accelerando > accelerator
piu mosso > pie moss
rallentando > Talleyrand
lupu > lupus, luau, pullup
Piazzolla > pianola


























Edited by pianoloverus (02/24/13 11:05 AM)

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
SF Symphony pianist at Steingraeber recital / reception
by master88er
Today at 03:31 PM
Ferdinand "???" Piano from Vienna?
by TheloniousPunk
Today at 02:20 PM
Anything better than a Yamaha CLP-990 yet?
by pianelmo
Today at 01:40 PM
Uneven piano keys
by shah
Today at 08:57 AM
Forster vs August Forster
by eazydyonizy
Today at 03:43 AM
Who's Online
158 registered (accordeur, alfredo capurso, ajames, 41 invisible), 1609 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76631 Members
42 Forums
158443 Topics
2326866 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission