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Some audience members will be familiar with the piece. It is also possible to pick up visual body language cues from the performers (if they are continuing to ignore the audience after finishing a movement, that's a good sign that there is more to come). But more than all of this, is the fact that the performance programs (handed out by ushers or available ...


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Assuming no segue or attaca markings, then indeed there is space of indeterminate time between movements. Generally, the fact that this clean break between pieces of music exists indicates that the artistic link between the two movements is not dependent on time. In other words, if the composer had intended for a certain amount of time to be taken for ...


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Simple. Wait for others to clap first. If the applause is sporadic and accompanied by embarrassed looks from one audience member to the other... don't join in the applause. If the applause is confident, join in! It is customary to applaud only after the completion of an entire work. The audience knows when the work is over by reading the program and by ...


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What does "pull" mean? Are you taking lessons? You state that you are working as a programmer. I program as well and play guitar. To answer you questions directly: No, you should not do "gymnastics" that may not help. Yes, it is sometimes normal to experience discomfort when you start playing a musical instrument because you are using muscles in a ...


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"Suite" is a traditional name for a collection of pieces, each in a different dance style. Bach used Allamande, Bouree, Minuet.... It's also often used for a concert selection of excerpts from a ballet e.g. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite. Whether there is an appreciable pause between sections is unimportant, the point is that there ARE clearly-defined ...


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This is a rough translation of this entry. You should read the whole of it if you understand french, this is a complete guide to Opera / Classical Music concerts, of what to expect during the performance and what is generally expected from the audience. When should I applaud? a) Concert (symphonic music, chamber orchestra, etc.) : It is customary not to ...


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You might use Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" and Haydn's "The Seasons" and PDQ Bach's "The Seasons" (Opus 2.5 tsp) to find ideas.


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You sound like you've got a really clear creative direction - which is good! I would consider using using motifs or common rhythmic ideas to create a sense of the different pieces 'speaking' to each other. Another way might be to use the same chord progression and dress it up differently (for instance, different instrumentation, orchestration, etc - or ...


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I believe the term you are looking for here is a passage: A passage is a musical idea that may or may not be complete or independent. For example, fill, riff, and all sections. Those definitely aren't different movements in that piece. A movement is a: self-contained part of a musical composition or musical form. Those sections (or passages) you ...


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Sometimes the conductor acts differently at the end of a movement vs. the end of the piece. For example, if the sound stops, but the conductor doesn't put the baton down, that may indicate you are still within the same piece.


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