Tacet

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  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    If the music says 'Tacet second time only' Does this mean:
    • Dont play second time, or
    • Dont play, just play second time only.
    It may be clear to most but not me, thanks for your help in adavance.
     
  2. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Tacet meaning "be silent" in Latin, "Tacet second time only" means "play first time, and don't play second time". And if there is a third time, play!
     
  3. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Thank you for your time.
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Um, Tacet "slightly large space" second time only means only play the second time. This is common. You really have to take it in the context of the piece. It can mean both things depending on the situation and size of the space between the words. What piece are you talking about?
     
  5. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Hi Rowuk;
    Blame it on the boogie,
     
  6. rowuk

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    Have you googled it to see what others do?

    For jazz tunes, the tacet is often used depending when the chorus is played (and which instrument is chorusing). Sometimes the melody is initially presented without brass riffs, and then the second time they are added. So, as you can see, it depends

    Is this your arrangement? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXNk-_mJv6I

     
  7. therealnod

    therealnod Pianissimo User

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    Also in common parlance, "unspoken."
     
  8. Dviglis

    Dviglis Mezzo Piano User

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    Fallacies. Tacet from the latin "Taceo, tacere, tacui, tacitus" (in case you want dictionary form, for all of you latin dorks like me out there). This is the 3rd person singular -t ending translating to "he/she/it is silent". This is my official translation. I am proud to say I did not have to use a dictionary for this one :)
     
  9. Bochawa!!!

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    In case anyone is wondering why I haven't posted here yet . . . It is because I have been giving my tacet approval.:roll:
     
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