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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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When musicians talk to each other, this is what is meant by these two terms: Dynamics refers to loudness and softness, and how you vary these to get different effects. Dynamics can spell the different between boring and fascinating! Articulation refers to how connected or separated the neighboring notes are with respect to each other, e.g. dry, staccato, ...


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I think that different musicians have different ideas about what distinguishes dynamics from articulation. There certainly appears to be a lot of fuzziness along the border between dynamics and articulation. Traditionally, dynamics reference volume and how volume changes over time. This appears to be the general view taken by the wikipedia article on ...


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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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In fingerstyle, I often use this with nylon strings and so far (over twelve years of guitar study) I have not seen a notation for it. Thus, I set a figure, double vertical thick line, to use in my sheets and named it as chord-flood. Because feeling of it reminds me flood.



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