Rite of Spring

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  1. sinfoniantrumpeter

    sinfoniantrumpeter Pianissimo User

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    Manny/Ed/et al,

    So we're doing Rite here at school and I'm "stuck" playing the D part :dontknow:

    anyway, my question is in regards to the Danse Sacrale [strarting with rehearsal 142]. How in the world do you count this section?!?!? 3/16 to 2/16 to 2/8. What stays constant? What should I have going through my head when playing this?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    The sixteenth and the eighths stay constant and you'll do well to find a book of etudes that works on that sort of thing. I think there are several: Tommy Stevens wrote one, so did Dufresne/Voisin. The best way is the slow way: with patience and diligence.

    Go grab a sheet of music paper and, tonight, write about two or three short (three lines?) studies based on the Rite of Spring for trumpet in Bb then also take out the D or whatever you're using and play them. Be creative but sensible. Tomorrow, write a couple more. You'll be fine.

    ML
     
  3. Anonymous

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    Good advice! My old teacher always said that when you start writing your own exercizes, you know you're on your way. Rite looks a lot harder than it is. Get a good recording (Minnesota Orchestra and MET orchestra are my favorites). Study the part while listening.

    Good luck!
     
  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    I was advised to try the D trumpet part on the Eb trumpet, it has it's merits.
    There is a lick around rehearsal# 70 that would be hip with some added Basie shakes :twisted: They would have a heart attack if you did it.......If I had hit the Lotto......... I love the picc part.

    Wilmer
     
  5. sinfoniantrumpeter

    sinfoniantrumpeter Pianissimo User

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    Right on Wilmer! Bernstein said it best when he called ROS "primordial jazz"
     
  6. Jimi Michiel

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    Have you looked at a score yet? If not, I would go get one soon. Also, I always listen for the tuba part(s) to help me get through that section. Hope that helps.
    -et al :-P
     

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