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Bowing legato notes

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
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    Hi all

    looking at attached, the last bar ...it is marked as an up bow, but when it is legato, shoudl it not be played in one bow motion, from prevous bar?

    Thanks for reading!

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  2. Andrew McGregor

    Andrew McGregor

    Dec 14, 2007
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    If it's long and loud, you're probably going to want a turn-around somewhere during the note, otherwise you're trying to play a crescendo approaching the tip. If this is a section piece, you also don't want the turn-arounds all in the same place.
  3. SeaMist_au


    Aug 28, 2012
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    It's the crescendo. The change to up bow allows you continue the crescendo on a note that will ring out.
  4. Edvin


    Feb 25, 2010
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    I don't know the tempo, but i'd still suggest to split it earlier (2-3 or 3-2)
  5. hsu912174


    Apr 24, 2009
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    The section I play in typically approach this as stagger - try to change when no one else is, and do so as inconspicuously as you can so you have an effect of sustained, uninterrupted crescendo.

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