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If you are trying to prepare a piece for performing, certainly taking a slowed-down look at it is not just "allowed" but advisable so that you can work out its intricacies. If, on the other hand, you are practising sight-reading corepetition (quite a different skill from prepared solo performing), the speed has to be correct right away, the articulation ...


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If you are playing one section slower than the rest because of technical issues: no, you shouldn't do that. Of course you can do it when you practise, but then the goal is to improve it so that you are able to play it all at the same tempo. It's not that you can never change the tempo, but any change should be controlled, within the style (so in the case of ...


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How do you know you actually played it slower than 'allegretto'? The term is quite vague, as in slower than allegro, which on one of my metronomes is 180 - 150 bpm.So, if you were at, say, 140bpm., then that would be a fair allegretto. Having said that, the tempo mark is there at the behest of the composer, Mozart, who, at the time, felt the need to give a ...



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