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In many ways, everything about playing the piano is about creating illusions. The minute you play a note it begins to decay, yet we find ways of creating the illusion of phrasing. The instrument is percussive, yet we find ways to make it seem more vocal or orchestral. Playing a group of legato notes that don't change pitch is also an illusion and we have to ...


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Yes it does affect it. The accidental always remains in effect for the remainder of that measure. However, if the two notes are of different octaves, the first accidental does not change the latter notes. If a G5 is sharped, for example, all remaining G5's of the measure will be sharped. G4's, G6's or G's of any other octave will be left natural. A natural ...


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Or you can always buy the book. Quantz did in fact write what many consider the definitive book on playing the baroque flute and since you are playing a piece written by him I don't see how you can go wrong following his advice. Google 'Quantz on playing the flute.' I quick note I do not have the quote handy but to paraphrase Quantz, "repeated passages ...


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Legato is a technique, whereas a slur is a marking. As for what a slur denotes, Wikipedia does a pretty good job of handling the distinction between that and legato (see Slur and Legato). The most relevant quote from the legato article: Legato technique is required for slurred performance, but unlike slurring (as that term is interpreted for some ...


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What you are looking for is anti-accents, also called ghost notes: (Image taken from the wikipedia.org page on "accents".) The left one is slightly softer than other notes, the one on the right is much softer, and the one in the middle is, well, right in the middle. Ghost notes are often notated with an x instead of a circle for the notehead.


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You will run into this a lot — basically any time the arranger or composer is trying to make it clear that it should sound like more than one voice. In fact you find it everywhere in the keyboard works of JS Bach, where it can be challenging to play the voices clearly. The way to play it in the 3rd measure is as if the first G was a dotted half note tied to ...


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It is pretty much context-dependent, although different people have different (often-strong) opinions on this. Apparently your director falls into the latter group. The style of the music will indicate more traditionally how it might be expected to be played, but ultimately it is still up to the performer's interpretation (in this case - your conductor). ...


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A slur of that length tends to be a "phrasing slur" rather than a "legato slur", meaning to play the indicated notes as one consistent and connected unit. When you need to play the same note twice in a phrase, you want the result to be similar to playing two different notes as legato. That implies connecting the other notes not more than you can hope to ...


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Modulation When music moves from one key to another, it 'modulates'. Modulation is that process. Articulation The 'style' a note is played in. I'm finding this harder to define, but think short, sharp notes vs. long, smooth ones. Articulation is the style a note is played in. Accidentals Sharps, flats and naturals which pop up through the music, and are ...


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There are several ways to repeat a note legato. The easiest and probably most used is to use the sustaining pedal. Just make sure the pedal is down before the key starts going up and there you have it, basically. Without trying I would guess that the best result in this piece (without doing anything fancy) is achieved by using the pedal for each measure; ...


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When switching from an 8.5" bell (or smaller) to a 9.5" (or larger) bell, as one does when switching from tenor to bass trombone, the sound will become significantly different to the players' ear though it is often much more similar to their prior sound than this feedback gives. So your articulations and tone are perhaps not as poor as you think they are. ...


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On the third measure, you play the chord, and hold it for 3.5/4 of the measure. At the last eighth of the measure, you play G again and on the 1st beat of the 4th measure you play the chord again (thus you also play the note G again). On the 11th measure, you play the chord, then you play the notes that follow: Bb, G, Bb, C, Bb and then on the next measure ...


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As you say, a Baroque mordent is played H-A-H as you have it (for non-Germans among us, that is B-A-B) during the Baroque period. However, that isn't a mordent in your music, it's a short trill. A mordent has a vertical line through the mark, as both of your links show, and also as both of your links show, the trill begins a step up from the main note. It ...


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I'm not sure if anyone has actually pinned down the date or composer. Searches on Google or Trombone History books don't yield very much. According to a quote from one link I found: Its first deliberate use in performance is fairly recent in the long history of the trombone, and its acceptance as a legitimate technique came somewhat later. Also: ...


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Legato means playing smoothly and in a flowing way. On guitar this it achieved in several ways'Hammering on, meaning playing a note then snapping another finger to a higher fret for the next note. Sort of opposite to this is pulling off, where you play a note, but have another finger on a lower fret as well. Then the first fretting finger slides a little ...


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It really depends on the music. I don't think there are any rhythmic permutations of 2/4 time that we could definitively say should not be slurred. Emphasis could be anywhere in a measure depending on where the composer has decided to phrase. Perhaps one thing you might try doing is finding repeated material and play it differently (either with dynamics or ...


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Rit is probably ritenuto, an immediate slowing down, as opposed to rubato, and tenuto means hang on for full note value - or even a touch longer: which makes sense as one will make the other happen.So, the whole bar should come at a slightly slower pace than the preceding bars. On the assumption it's written in C at that point - I'm guessing - you can play ...


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To me dynamics may include things like crescendo, decrescendo, fermatas, forte, piano, mezzo forte, mezzo piano, accelerando, legato, staccato and the like. Things that generally effect the speed and loudness Articulation to me is a more specific question about how a performer executes the music he plays. The attack of the picking. The use of playing closer ...


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If the note that has the dot is a long note, then I would interpret the dot as meaning that there would be a clear separation from the next note, if there were one. I.e. the opposite of legato. (How short you need to go to get a nice separation or articulation depends on the acoustics of the space and other conditions inherent to the instrument and the ...


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In conjunction with the slur and the rit., it means bring out the right hand figure slightly. The slur already specifies that the figure is to be played legato and as a group (which means that the last crochet should probably be slightly detached from whatever follows it, although it will be held reasonably long anyway due to the rit.). From an interpretive ...


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I guess you're asking about the G note which is written as held for 2 bars, along with the Bb, except that you're told to play the G again, at the end of bar 3, while it's still pressed down. It's not written too well, perhaps simply, to show that the Bb+G are one voice, while the tune is another. To do it correctly, maybe the G should not be shown as held ...


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If you are prepared to pay a small fee Tom Quayle, on of the best modern day legato players, has a course called Modern Legato which is in 3 parts, http://tomquayle.co.uk/lessons.html check out the trailers for these lessons on YouTube. The benefit of these lessons are that they also include Tom's hybrid picking technique which you can choose to either use ...


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You should go to ultimateguitar.com they've got some really good lessons http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/guitar_techniques/advanced_legato_techniques.html Here's one You've been playing for 5-6 years I think you could start playing advanced lessons Try mixing up between legato and alternate picking for maximum face melting effect You could play licks ...



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