Word Glossary

Shape Glossary

The Engineer’s Crescendo

[(as per linear English)]

Origin

(linear English)

Definition

Though this term can be used to describe accelerating Tehachapi music in general, it originally referred to music created over a long (often dozens of miles) stretch of roadway that required painstaking installation of pieces of stone (or grooves being carved) that brought a subtle but rich change in sound when played.