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I am guessing the wavy line from one chord up to another chord is Double mortent.

I looked online and this is the only term I could locate for this symbol. Can you tell me how it is played?

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I have added an answer based on Double Mordent - it is a wavy line, but it doesn't have anything to do with chords. –  Dr Mayhem Jul 29 '13 at 18:33
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Are you talking about a Glissando? –  American Luke Jul 29 '13 at 20:26
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From Merriam Webster:

Definition of DOUBLE MORDENT

a melodic ornamentation consisting of four grace notes or tones preceding a principal note or tone and executed by a rapid alternation of a principal tone with its lower auxiliary tone

The important point appears to be the playing of the grace notes as fast as possible

From http://beabetterproducer.com/:

In the case of both mordent and double-mordent the tones are sounded as quickly as possible, the time taken by the embellishment being subtracted from the value of the principal note as printed.

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