Can't say I've ever seen music noted like this...

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, May 7, 2019.

  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
  2. neilG


    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    Usually, you only have to learn it for one piece and never see it again.
  3. CSBBass


    Sep 21, 2013
    Really depends on the shows you're playing and how much new music is on the programs. There's definitely some very piece or composer-specific techniques/notations out there, but in a more progressive ensemble that gets a new piece or two on every program alongside the standard rep (or on entirely new music sets), you'll definitely encounter overpressure/scratch tones fairly often
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  4. We used to call a hot-off-the-press piece programmed between two old European masterpieces a s**t sandwich!!
  5. Ggordon


    May 27, 2018
    I see these type of crush tone markings on a regulr basis.
    weird and ugly at first. I am sure people thought the same about col legno,bartok pizz and sul ponticello as well once. Not to mention quarter tones.
    Music is evolving whether we like it or not
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