Finesse or power

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  1. EdMann

    EdMann Mezzo Forte User

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    Finesse leads to power. If the latter is achieved without the former taking hold, you're in for a long night. This is a lesson I've had to relearn over and over. As for lead in a big band, I've been handed that book more often of late, and it applies more so.

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  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The goal is to play the music, not conquer it...............
     
  3. MVF

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    Sorry for the repeat but I just love that!
     
  4. Bay Area Brass

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    well said...
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    I am a sniper.

    I delight in having finesse enough to hide in the orchestral texture, adding presence yet remaining hidden. This frees me up for the moments when I can use power to get the violists to jump in their chairs. Then I disappear back into the orchestral texture and hope the conductor doesn't say anything.

    They usually don't.
     
  6. nordlandstrompet

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    She has really nothing to do in this thread, but we haven't seen her around for a while

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  7. tedh1951

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    Nice - but why the wooden thing?
     
  8. SmoothOperator

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    I am not really comfortable with the term Finesse(dynamic range maybe), but if you are recording a CD it takes some getting used to the idea that the listener ultimately controls the dynamics of the play back, and that there is a maximum dynamic throughout the piece, which can be chosen somewhat arbitrarily.
     
  9. veery715

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    Yay, Vulgano Brother! And power with ACCURACY to boot!

    What has God wrought on the poor violists?:-P
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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    He made them hewers of wood!
     

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