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Bowing legato notes

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


  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

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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

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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

    SeaMist_au

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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

    Edvin

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

    hsu912174

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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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