Idle curiositry: Percussionists?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by GJG, May 1, 2015.

  1. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    In the recent review of "The God Particle" (Europeans set test this weekend) on 4BR:

    ... About half-way down the page there is a photo of the Percussion Stage Setup diagram from the score. Towards the top-left of the picture there is something described as a "Frustra".

    Does anyone know what this means? (apart from it being Latin for "in vain", which might be saying something about all that percussion ... )
  2. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    This page gives it as the Italian term for a slapstick or whip?
  3. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    ****** Hell, Mr. Taylor: that's impressive, even by your standards ...
  4. Anglo Music Press

    Anglo Music Press Well-Known Member

  5. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Well, that does make a difference; at least googling "frusta" will get one as far as "whip" ...
  6. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Cheers Gareth - all credit to Mr Google though for the page, and, as Philip points out, down to recalling that it's a common error to put an extra 'r' in there - so common that my maths teachers at school talked about the volume of a "conical frustrum" rather than the "conical frustum" it should have been...
  7. Cornet Nev.

    Cornet Nev. Member

    Indeed these errant "R"'s, one even found its way into the title of this thread.
  8. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

  9. Feel My Rath

    Feel My Rath Member