A Grace Note is a musical term, not theology. It refers to a “little something extra” in a run of notes in the musical score. It isn’t necessary for the structure of the composition; it’s literally a bonus.
|Mozart’s famous “Rondo Alla Turco” – or Turkish Dance – is full of grace notes. Click on the title below to listen. Pay attention to what seem to be two or more notes trilling in rapid succession. Among these are the grace notes. A little something extra.|
|By way of analogy, I’m using the term Grace Note as "a little something extra" among all the stuff I think about. This material goes beyond what I present more formally in class. An essay. An image. A photograph. A monologue.|
|The Music:||Turkish Dance - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Audio Essay:||Pious and Shallow: For people wounded by religion. (Open mic. comedy club.)|
|Audio/Video Essay:||Test Questions. Click for: Apple/iProducts Windows Media|
|Partial credit: F. Buechner. 1973. Wishful Thinking. p. 62. New York: Harper Collins.|