The eighth annual installment runs from October 2nd - 16th, 2017. My piano is located in front of The Red Piano at 519 State Street. Let me know if you see it! The design was inspired by my love of both cats and music, which includes musical terms and notations attributed to the various cats. You can watch me talking about it in this YouTube video. The title of my piano is Giocoso, which means fun and joyful, the theme of the piano and my life!
The "f" symbol is forte and means loud. Therefore "ffff" is very, very, very loud! The symbol next to his claws means "double sharp."
Stentato is a musical direction to play loud or boisterous. The symbols underneath are crescendos, to gradually get louder.
Dolce means sweet, 'cause just look at them!
The musical phrase is from the song "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat."
Scherzando means joking, lighthearted or playful.
I wrote "Coda" on its tail which literally means tail.
Calando is on the left of the resting cat and means a gradual decrease in tempo and volume. The symbols around it are a whole rest, a quarter rest and an eighth rest.
On the right of the resting cat is a series of p's, or pianissississimo...very, very, very soft. And the mark at the end is decrescendo, to get softer.
The "p" stands for piano and means soft.
Misterioso is mysterous. The symbol next to the cat's tail is a Coda, which literally means tail!
The pattern below the keys is made up of little sideways "s" symbols which are musical "turns" and glissando which surrounds the center segno.
I put fermatas on either end of the keys.
Giocoso is the title of my piano and it means fun and joyful. At the end of Giocoso is a symbol telling you to go back to the beginning and repeat over and over again, so basically have a fun and joyful life.