Tempo for my All State Audition

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bach 1 1/4C Man, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Bach 1 1/4C Man

    Bach 1 1/4C Man Pianissimo User

    Jun 10, 2004
    Dear Mr.Manny

    I have my All State Audition this Saturday and I wanted to know if the tempo is eight note equals 112 but I can only play it at eight note equals 92-96 will they take off alot if it sounds good and also if I get it to 100 will that bee even better.
  2. trpguyy

    trpguyy Piano User

    Nov 26, 2003
    I realize this question is for Manny, but I think I can help you out.
    Tempo markings are merely strong suggestions from the composer or editor. As long as you play it musically and tastefully, you should be fine. The adjudicator is not going to be checking up on you with a metronome. You will score much higher playing it as best you can at a slower tempo than you will playing it poorly, to tempo.
    That being said, try to get it as close to the markings as possible. But whatever you do, make it sound great. Good luck! :-)

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