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Premise: I'm italian, and I am really fanatic about our language pronunciation and writing, including their meaning, context and history, especially when related to music. Now, the keyword here is elision, even if this often happens as a similar aspect, apocope. The elision is when an unstressed vowel (or syllable) is omitted at the end of a word when the ...


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I'm going out on some limbs here because I'm not an expert in early music keyboards. But here are some observations: From the very start, harpsichordists are expected to be able to participate in dynamic contrasts. Most often, a skilled continuo player knows how to alter their interpretation and technique as dynamics come and go, e.g. playing more or fewer ...


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The 'e' at the end of 'languisce' and the 'i' of 'il' should both be pronounced, with a legato connection. Cecilia Bartoli and Luciano Pavarotti both sing it that way, both are Italian, and both are the pinnacle of singers. NOTE: where one needs to be careful is in switching between the 'e' and 'i' vowel sounds that the purity of each is preserved. You don't ...


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See: Using historical accounts of harpsichord touch to empirically investigate the production and perception of dynamics on the 1788 Taskin (2015) This article investigates the extent of production and perception of dynamic differences on a French historical harpsichord, extensively revised in 1788 by Pascal Taskin. A historical review reports on the ...


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I know you said no dry exercises but IMHO there are some "dry" exercises you should be doing away from the guitar that will greatly help you with pick control and speed. Back in the 1990's I was facing a crisis, of sorts. I was in a rock band and having trouble keeping up and as the lead guitarist I needed to be able to shred at least a little bit. ...


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You might pencil an X on those two legato markings in the treble and bass, because they appear to be an editor's addition. They are not in either the First Edition (Vienna, 1796) or First London Edition (1812) available at IMSLP. Nor do they appear in two modern urtext editions (ABRSM and Henle) I have that were based on these editions (the autograph is ...


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Strictly speaking, Musescore will play back the first image like the second image - 32nd-note octaves. Pretty unreasonable, but the first image's music is arguably written incorrectly. If those composers meant you to play the third image, they should have written 2 half-note G's an octave apart with 32nd-note beams in between them for the tremolo. Punish ...


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Besides the other great answers, I just want to add that I once was teaching a beginner who was similarly frustrated with the pick. It turned out they were using an extra stiff pick. When they switched to a softer one they had a much easier time. I see Tim also suggested playing around with materials.


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