preparation vs. sight-reading

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Lucienne, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    Agreed :cool:
     
  2. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    I always want to see the part before I play it. In the real world that doesn't happen much. To compensate I bring a bunch of trumpets to the gig just to be safe.

    In your spot I would have played the job on picc. or down an octave.
     
  3. brassplayer

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    Unlike modern pianos, acoustic harpsichords are not capable of dynamics. A player hitting the keys softer or harder will have absolutely no effect on the volume produced by the instrument.

    IMO, attempting to simulate a crescendo by hitting the keys at a faster rate, is rewriting the piece.
     
  4. Phil986

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    Thanks for confirming that. I thought so, from reading I had done long ago that treated of the difficulties that pianists have to transition to the harpsichord, which deprives them of a very instinctive and fundamental element of their "language:" hitting a key harder does not make more sound on the harpsichord. Etc made me doubt.
     

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