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I wonder if I am reading it wrong, or if i need much more practice on this segment. It simply doesn't sound right when I play it. Can you help me expand this trill into actual notes on the sheet please? enter image description here

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FYI, your title has a typo. Did you mean "Can you help me..." or "How do you..."? – American Luke Feb 14 '12 at 2:50
up vote 6 down vote accepted

These are how to play it and variations.

Trill as played


Note- the speed of the trill can be altered to suit the piece.

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Do you have a source or is this based on your own knowledge? I would agree with mjibson that the jump from G to E in the first version seems unlikely. – Matthew Read Feb 13 '12 at 15:58
I'll take that one off. It does seem abnormal now that you mention it. Yes, this is based on my own knowledge. – American Luke Feb 13 '12 at 18:02
Great, thanks for the update. – Matthew Read Feb 13 '12 at 18:04

This documents that Mozart's trills started on the upper note, either directly or suspended. Also, the jump from G to E in Luke's answer is certainly wrong. I would suggest continuing to hold the G for one 16th, then FEF as equal 16ths.

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Luke has updated his answer :) – Matthew Read Feb 13 '12 at 18:04
Based on my answer... – mjibson Feb 13 '12 at 21:48

You can listen to the previews for free on iTunes or any online music store.

Mitsuko Uchida and most performers play it as FGFGFEF: FGFGFEF

though it is also acceptable to play it as a turn (FGFEF): enter image description here

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trill is a rapid oscillation between the written note and the note above. In the Mozart case, the F is expanded into FG, or FGFG if you like.

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