Hot answers tagged


I am unsure of anything that systematically analyzes orchestration. I've worked with the Adler, the Berlioz, and the Rimsky-Korsakov. This is quite a broad question because indeed orchestration is extremely subjective. You can find more systematic approaches in spectralism, for example. It is interesting because often orchestration is judged objectively. I.e....


It's not always easy to tell, but here we are definitely talking about a tie. How to distinguish? A tie is sole functional and can only connect equal pitches (there is the tricky exception of a tie connecting enharmonically equivalent notes in a modulation but the execution would be to hold the note without noticeable intonation correction). Does that ...


Yes, it's a tie. You have to play the C once and hold it for 6 quarters. To tell the difference, keep in mind that slurs are used between different notes and ties are used between the same notes. For instance:

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible