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5 years, 9 months ago
Why is the
f dynamic indication repeated in the last two bars displayed below if a dynamic instruction should last until a different indication occurs?
Also, in the same picture, should the notes between the sforzando indications be played as
ff (the last dynamic specified before sf )?
Thanks for your help!
Aug 15, 2017 at 12:18
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At least in the classical period, the normal practice (with no explicit notation) was that different beats in the bar were accented differently.
Repeating the "f" on every beat says "ignore the fact that the first beat in the bar is normally louder than the second beat in 2/4 time, and play them both at the same dynamic level".
Aug 15, 2017 at 12:33
Sforzando only applies to the notes immediately above it, so the notes in between should not be played sforzando.
RE: the repeated forte, this is not necessary. Once forte, the layers must continue to play forte until told otherwise. My guess is that the composer wanted to remind the players to do this every few notes.
Aug 15, 2017 at 12:31
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The composer wants the staccato notes to be emphasised. But they have a staccato dot over them. They need '>' over as well. There's no room. So he has to put 'f' instead.
Aug 15, 2017 at 12:40
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